Europa: Intellect - Information Technology Telecommunications and Electronics Association
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Date: 19 Dec 2008 15:58
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As other stakeholders have noted ­ including EICTA, whose submission to the Commission is attached to this letter ­ most developers of open standards have intellectual property policies that could fail to satisfy the above criteria. The major standards bodies have policies that permit IPR holders to license any patents essential to the standard under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory ("FRAND") terms that would not satisfy the requirements of the EIF. Leading standards developed by bodies generally recognised as open standards developers ­ such as OASIS, W3C, IETF, IEEE, ETSI, ISO, IEC and ITU ­ would not in fact be "open" under the EIF criteria.
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