WS-* has an Open Specification Promise 

Microsoft has issued a statement that all (jointly) developed web services specifications have an "open use" policy attached to them.

Legal talk:

"Microsoft irrevocably promises not to assert any Microsoft Necessary Claims against you for making, using, selling, offering for sale, importing or distributing any implementation to the extent it conforms to a Covered Specification (“Covered Implementation”), subject to the following. This is a personal promise directly from Microsoft to you, and you acknowledge as a condition of benefiting from it that no Microsoft rights are received from suppliers, distributors, or otherwise in connection with this promise. If you file, maintain or voluntarily participate in a patent infringement lawsuit against a Microsoft implementation of such Covered Specification, then this personal promise does not apply with respect to any Covered Implementation of the same Covered Specification made or used by you. To clarify, “Microsoft Necessary Claims” are those claims of Microsoft-owned or Microsoft-controlled patents that are necessary to implement only the required portions of the Covered Specification that are described in detail and not merely referenced in such Specification. “Covered Specifications” are listed below."

The promise is given to the specifications themselves and, of course, not to implementations.

GoodMovetm.

Categories:  Web Services
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 10:13:14 (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

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