Sanctions Available for Application to Violators of IETF IPR Policy
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Sanctions Available for Application to Violators of IETF IPR Policy' to Informational RFC (draft-farrresnickel-ipr-sanctions-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Sanctions Available for Application to Violators of IETF IPR Policy' (draft-farrresnickel-ipr-sanctions-07.txt) as Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Russ Housley. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-farrresnickel-ipr-sanctions/
Technical Summary The IETF has developed and documented Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policies that govern the behavior of all IETF participants with respect to patents and patent filings about which they might reasonably be aware. The IETF takes conformance to these IPR policies very seriously. However, there has been some ambiguity as to what the appropriate sanctions are for the violation of these policies, and how and by whom those sanctions are to be applied. This document discusses these issues and provides a suite of potential actions that may be taken within the IETF community. Working Group Summary This document is not the product of any IETF WG. There was no big controversy but there were comments when this was discussed on the IETF discuss list. Document Quality The document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG. Stephen Farrell is the document shepherd, and he also did a review. Note to the RFC Editor In Section 9, please change "Liebe" to "Leiba".