IFX Mail Archive: IFX> FW: TIFF-FX issue and progress

IFX Mail Archive: IFX> FW: TIFF-FX issue and progress

IFX> FW: TIFF-FX issue and progress

From: Hastings, Tom N (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 20:24:12 EST

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Buckley, Robert R [mailto:RBuckley@crt.xerox.com]
    Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 09:45
    To: 'ietf-fax@imc.org'
    Cc: 'ietf-secretary@ietf.org'
    Subject: TIFF-FX issue and progress

    As one of the "editors" of RFC 2301, the first time I heard anyone suggest
    that TIFF-FX may be outside the scope of the 9/97 Adobe license was during
    IETF Last Call late last year. This had not come up at all earlier during
    the process and, in particular, did not come up when TIFF-FX went to
    Proposed Standard, in spite of full participation in the WG by Adobe at that
    time. Regardless, Xerox is willing to help move things forward from the
    current impasse. Adobe has indicated that one way of addressing their
    objection is to update the underlying TIFF specification so that they can
    acknowledge that TIFF-FX is within the scope of the 9/97 license. To help
    achieve this end, Xerox is prepared to offer a royalty-free license with
    customary terms and conditions, for the use of Xerox-owned IP in the
    underlying TIFF specification in a way that is timely and compatible with
    TIFF-FX. Removing a perceived barrier to making the TIFF-FX standard widely
    available should make it possible for everyone--the IFax WG and those with
    TIFF-FX products--to move on.

    Rob Buckley

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