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Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] IBM's IP statement to OASIS

What this does mean however is that there is a patent claim to all ebXML
work in this area.

As soon as any software vendor tries to implement ebXML they stand the risk
of being sued and closed down. Not a very good reason to be with ebXML.

Furthermore, at any time, IBM can change it's mind so that it can charge for
all derivative work done by all the ebXML members. Take their work, and shut
them down.

This is a very encumbered statement.

So much for ebXMLs opening statements of trying to create an open

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin W Sachs" <mwsachs@us.ibm.com>
To: <ebxml-cppa@lists.oasis-open.org>; <ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org>;
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 8:51 AM
Subject: [ebxml-dev] IBM's IP statement to OASIS

> Here is the official IBM response to the recent discussions of IBM's
> intellectual property disclosure to OASIS, authorized by Bob Sutor.
> IBM will not charge royalties for either of the two patents mentioned in
> the declaration.  Bob asked me to point out that IBM did follow OASIS IP
> policy and therefore will not need to amend the declaration.
> I want to thank everyone for their input to the discussions.  A number of
> the points raised were significant in the IBM discussions leading to this
> resolution.
> Regards,
> Marty
> Martin W. Sachs
> IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
> P. O. B. 704
> Yorktown Hts, NY 10598
> 914-784-7287;  IBM tie line 863-7287
> Notes address:  Martin W Sachs/Watson/IBM
> Internet address:  mwsachs @ us.ibm.com
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