IPP> IPP 'mailto' Specification and Ricoh Patent
Ron.Bergman at rpsa.ricoh.com
Thu Jul 28 21:03:01 EDT 2005
If there is WG consensus that the document should progress, I am
certainly willing to agree to move it forward. However, after the
discussions at the last meeting it was clear that the possibility
of a vote of approval is not likely under these circumstances.
And, since I am a Ricoh employee, I am not in the best position
to be promoting this standard.
From: McDonald, Ira [mailto:imcdonald at sharplabs.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:57 PM
To: Bergman, Ron; ipp at pwg.org
Subject: RE: IPP> IPP 'mailto' Specification and Ricoh Patent
To clarify, the PWG Process/2.0 does NOT prevent the Formal Vote and
adoption of a first-stage Candidate Standard, even with encumbered IPR.
It prevents the ADVANCEMENT to Standard. IPP 'mailto' is NOT subject
to cancellation as a project because of encumberment.
I make no statement about the extent or validity of Ricoh's patent.
But its existence is insufficient to automatically cancel IPP 'mailto'
on the PWG standards track.
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
From: owner-ipp at pwg.org [mailto:owner-ipp at pwg.org]On Behalf Of Bergman, Ron
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:24 PM
To: ipp at pwg.org
Subject: IPP> IPP 'mailto' Specification and Ricoh Patent
Due to the stated position of Ricoh Company, Ltd. (RCL) with respect to
patent #6,889,263 and the IPP 'mailto' specification, all work on this
document will end immediately. The draft documents will remain in the IPP
archives, but all references to IPP 'mailto' will be removed from the web
site. My sincere thanks to all who have contributed to this effort over the
last 5 to 7 years.
See attached email for further details.
Ricoh Printing Systems America
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