Procedures for Rights Handling in the RFC IAB Stream
RFC 5745

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Network Working Group                                      A. Malis, Ed.
Request for Comments: 5745                                   For the IAB
Updates: 4846                                              December 2009
Category: Informational

          Procedures for Rights Handling in the RFC IAB Stream

Abstract

This document specifies the procedures by which authors of RFC IAB
stream documents grant the community "incoming" rights for copying and
using the text.  It also specifies the "outgoing" rights the community
grants to readers and users of those documents, and it requests that the
IETF Trust manage the outgoing rights to effect this result.

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2009 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
   (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of
   publication of this document.  Please review these documents
   carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect
   to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must
   include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of
   the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as
   described in the BSD License.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   3.  Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  Rules for Submission and Use of Material  . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   5.  Procedures Requested of the IETF Trust  . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   6.  Patent and Trademark Rules for the IAB Stream . . . . . . . . . 4
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   9. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   10. IAB Members at the Time of This Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

1.  Introduction

   As the IETF has grown, the process and the community have become more
   careful about defining the rights relating to copying documents that
   are granted by authors to the community, and the corresponding rights
   that are granted by the community to readers and users of these
   documents.  The creation of the IETF Trust [RFC4371], with its
   special role in managing intellectual property rights (IPR), has also
   increased the need to be explicit about these rights and decisions.

   This document defines the copyright procedures for RFC IAB stream
   documents.  It parallels the procedures for IETF-produced documents
   defined in RFC 5377 [RFC5377] and RFC 5378 [RFC5378].

   In summary, submissions in the IAB stream use the same submission
   procedures and mechanisms that are defined in RFC 5378, and hence
   require the same "incoming rights" as IETF-stream documents.  This
   document provides advice to the Trustees of the IETF Trust on
   "outgoing" rights to be granted to readers and users of IAB stream
   documents, and it explicitly requests the IETF Trust to manage the
   rights in accordance with this advice.

   This document also specifies the policies with regard to the
   disclosure of Patents and Trademarks that may be relevant to a
   submission intended for the IAB stream.

2.  Background

   The concept of RFC streams in general, and the IAB stream in
   particular, is described in Section 5 of RFC 4844 [RFC4844].

   Section 8 of RFC 4846 [RFC4846] presented the copyright rules for the
   Independent Submission stream.  The present document is intended to

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   be fully consistent with that section, and to update it by clarifying
   the formal procedures that the IETF Trust will use to effect those
   rules.  In particular, it is the intention of this document to make
   the copyright rules for IAB stream documents identical to those for
   Independent Submission stream documents.

3.  Goals
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