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RFC 8179, "Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology", May 2017

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: gen

Errata ID: 5311
Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Stuart Cheshire
Date Reported: 2018-03-28

Section 5.4.2. says:

an IPR
disclosure must be updated or a new disclosure made promptly after
any of the following has occurred: ...
(4) a material change to the IETF
Document covered by the Disclosure that causes the Disclosure to
be covered by additional IPR.

It should say:

an IPR
disclosure must be updated or a new disclosure made promptly after
any of the following has occurred: ...
(4) a material change to the IETF
Document covered by the Disclosure that causes the *Document* to
be covered by additional IPR.

Notes:

The changed word is indicated by asterisks. Section 5.4.2 (Updating IPR Disclosures) of RFC 8179 is talking about IPR that covers IETF Documents, not IPR that covers IETF Disclosures.

Errata ID: 5312
Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Stuart Cheshire
Date Reported: 2018-03-28

Section 5.7 says:

If a Contribution is oral and is not followed promptly by a written
disclosure of the same material, and if such oral Contribution would
be subject to a requirement that an IPR Disclosure be made (had such
oral Contribution been written), then the Contributor must accompany
such oral Contribution with an oral declaration that he/she is aware
of relevant IPR in as much detail as reasonably possible or file an
IPR Declaration with respect to such oral Contribution that otherwise
complies with the provisions of Sections 5.1 to 5.6 above.

It should say:

If a Contribution is oral and is not followed promptly by a written
*Contribution* of the same material, and if such oral Contribution would
be subject to a requirement that an IPR Disclosure be made (had such
oral Contribution been written), then the Contributor must accompany
such oral Contribution with an oral declaration that he/she is aware
of relevant IPR in as much detail as reasonably possible or file an
IPR Declaration with respect to such oral Contribution that otherwise
complies with the provisions of Sections 5.1 to 5.6 above.

Notes:

The changed word is indicated by asterisks. RFC 8179 provides clear definitions of the terms it uses, particularly the important term “Contribution”. In this case, Section 5.7 (Disclosures for Oral Contributions) is talking very specifically about a written “Contribution”, as defined in Section 1, not a “disclosure”. This interpretation of what this text was intending to say is supported by the (non-normative) change summary given in Section 13, which says, “However, if an oral contribution is made and it is not followed by a written contribution, then...” Note use of the term, “written contribution”, not “written disclosure”.

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