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  1. Technical Committee Administration
  2. TCADMIN-2813

Request a Special Majority Vote for other procedural purpose

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Invalid
    • Component/s: Ballot request
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    • Environment:

      VIRTIO

      Description

      Submitted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 20:57
      Submitted by user:
      Submitted values are:

      Your name: Michael S. Tsirkin
      TC name: virtio
      TC email address: virtio@lists.oasis-open.org
      Question to be voted:
      OASIS IPR guidelines: https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr
      section 8.1 require disclosing to OASIS in writing any patents a TC member
      has
      that might read on the essential claim.

      There are several issues here as they are applied to the virtio TC:

      • Documenting in writing is hard to implement
      • OASIS has not been diligent in forwarding the disclosures to the TC.
        Of several disclosed by Red Hat, only part have been uploaded to
        TC ipr page, and none at all have been forwarded to the mailing list.

      Further, the TC operates in a non-assertion mode, so existence of patents by
      TC
      members is essentially irrelevant for people implementing the specification.

      So this requirement places a lot of burden on members adding new
      functionality to virtio without any real benefit to the community.

      If you agree that the TC should drop the disclosure obligations
      as listed in the IPR guidelines section 8.1, please vote yes.

      If you disagree, please vote no.

      This is a special majority vote:
      A Special Majority Vote requires at least 2/3 (two thirds) of the Voting
      Members
      vote "yes" and no more than 1/4 (one fourth) of the Voting Members vote "no".
      Notes: 8.2: Disclosure of Third Party Patent Claims remains in force.

      The results of this submission may be viewed at:
      http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/TCADMIN

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            • Assignee:
              chet-oasis Chet Ensign
              Reporter:
              mstsirkin Michael S. Tsirkin
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