Subject: RE: IETF Patent Licenses are RAND
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 13:15:58 -0800

RAND = Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory

Neither the word "reasonable" nor the word "Non-Discriminatory" are
defined in any of the license letters I saw on the IETF website.

/Larry Rosen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry Pijffers [mailto:henry.pijffers@saxnot.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:33 PM
> To: license-discuss@opensource.org; lrosen@rosenlaw.com
> Subject: Re: IETF Patent Licenses are RAND
> 
> 
> Pardon my ignorance, but what is RAND exactly?
> 
> Henry Pijffers
> 
> Lawrence E. Rosen wrote:
> > To: The Open Source and Free Software Community
> > 
> > Until my eyes grew dim, I reviewed the long collection of patent 
> > licenses on http://www.ietf.org/ipr.  All I saw were RAND or worse. 
> > While some IETF members may have a preference for RF patent 
> licensing, 
> > clearly that standards organization isn't getting any RF patent 
> > licenses worthy of the name.
> 
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