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I think it is good that members start using early/draft versions of the RPR FOM. This testing will help us improve the quality. I have seen positive effects of that in the HLA standardization. Obviously lots of people have used the draft 17.

To my surprise different SISO standards have different copyright rules. The most recent one says:

"Permission is hereby granted for this document to be used for production of both commercial and non-commercial products. Removal of this copyright statement and claiming rights to this document is prohibited. In addition, permission is hereby granted for this document to be distributed in its original or modified format (e.g. as part of a database) provided that no charge is invoked for the provision. Modification only applies to format and does not apply to the content of this document."

If i were to suggest copyright I would say that

1. The GRIM can be freely redistributed for commercial and non-commercial purposes. No modifications allowed. All copyright notices must be retained. Otherwise all rights reserved. Use at your own risk. (Comment: This means that you can create a federation agreement in a separate document that points to the GRIM but specifies exceptions/differences)
2. The RPR FOM can be freely redistributed for commercial and non-commercial purposes. You are allowed to produce derived versions. The SISO source references must be preserved in the FOM. If a derived version is produced it must specify exactly what version it is derived from and reference SISO, including URL. Use at your own risk.

I also think that you should be allowed to use draft versions if you are a PDG member (and, hopefully, understand the implication of this).

Let's discuss today at the telecon about sending an e-mail to the SAC and ask for clarification. You may of course also provide feedback to this reflector.

Bjorn M



From: "SAC-PDG-RPR: Andy Ceranowicz" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
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Date: mdag 18 mars 2013 16:26
Subject: Distribution rights for RPR FOM and GRIM

From: "Andy Ceranowicz" ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

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What are the use and distribution rights for the GRIM and the FOM going to be? Right now it states that the GRIM can only be used by SISO members for the purpose of Standards Generation. Does that apply to the FOM as well? I want to start using the new modules in a development project but I need to understand any restrictions on that use.

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