Clarification of the Third Party Disclosure Procedure in RFC 3979
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ipr mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ipr chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Clarification of the 3rd Party Disclosure procedure in RFC 3979' to BCP The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Clarification of the 3rd Party Disclosure procedure in RFC 3979 ' <draft-narten-ipr-3979-3rd-party-fix-01.txt> as a BCP This document is the product of the Intellectual Property Rights Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Brian Carpenter and Russ Housley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-narten-ipr-3979-3rd-party-fix-01.txt
Technical Summary This document clarifies and updates a single sentence in RFC 3979. Specifically, when 3rd party IPR disclosures are made, the intention is that the IETF Executive Director notify the IPR holder that a 3rd party disclosure has been filed, and to ask the IPR holder whether they have any disclosure that needs to be made, per applicable RFC3979 rules. Working Group Summary The working group process provided an interesting discussion of past history of the handling of IPR disclosures, but there was no real controversy. Document Quality The document has been reviewed by Harald Alvestrand. Personnel The document shepherd is Harald Alvestrand. The responsible AD is Brian Carpenter. Note to RFC Editor This document becomes part of BCP 79. Please insert an Updates: 3979 header. Please replace "3rd" by "third" throughout. Please update the end of section 2: OLD: This document updates RFC3979 by changing the word "discloser" to "IPR holder" in the above text. NEW: This document updates RFC3979 by changing the word "discloser" to "holder" in the above text. Please remove the null Acknowledgements section.