Subject: RE: IETF Patent Licenses are RAND
From: Joe Baptista <baptista@dot-god.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 16:23:14 -0500 (EST)


On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Lawrence E. Rosen wrote:

> 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.

Thanks for that clarification - I was thinking you were referring to the
RAND corporation ;)  I must admit could not figure out what RAND was doing
with all these patents.  Thanks for the clarification.

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>
> /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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