[CRISP-TEAM] [CWG-Stewardship] FW: [client com] IPR Memo

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Mon Aug 10 15:38:43 CEST 2015

As do I.  If the path that is in conformance with Numbers and Protocols is work, then work is to be done.  If there’s a problem, then the problem should be identified and addressed.  In the absence of any identified problem, there’s no reasonable path forward that is not in compliance with Numbers and Protocols.

> On Aug 10, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Sweeting, John <john.sweeting at twcable.com> wrote:
> Agree with Andrei
> On 8/10/15, 5:15 AM, "crisp-bounces at nro.net on behalf of Andrei
> Robachevsky" <crisp-bounces at nro.net on behalf of robachevsky at isoc.org>
> wrote:
>> Mwendwa Kivuva wrote on 10/08/15 07:58:
>>> On 10 August 2015 at 02:34, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net
>>> <mailto:woody at pch.net>> wrote:
>>>    My take on it is the same as Johnąs.  We seem to be getting
>>>    railroaded by the Namesą folks interests, as was kinda predictable
>>>    that we would.  I guess the bottom line is that I donąt want any
>>>    objections from us to add to the delays theyąve already created, and
>>>    Iąm willing to compromise on this issue as long as everyone is
>>>    _really clear_ that we can go our own way as soon as we like, so if
>>>    they screw this up, it wonąt affect us long-term.
>>> We should also be prepared for the consequences of any compromise. For
>>> example, any compromise that goes against the CRISP proposal will
>>> have to go back to the community process and seek re-approval. From the
>>> SLA, it is clearly stated that ICANN is the IFO. So the community
>>> proposal is praying for the IPR to sit anywhere other than within ICANN.
>> So, taking Sidley's advice at face value, scenarios 1 and 2 are clearly
>> incompatible with the numbers proposal, and the main downside of
>> scenario 3 (An independent trust, such as the IETF Trust) is that it
>> "will require the most effort to implement".
>> Well, if that is a strong argument against, we shouldn't have started
>> working on the transition in the first place!
>> If Sidle's analysis passes the IETF Trust legal review and they say it
>> is doable, I do not quite see a problem. I have not seen any objections
>> to the Trust option since January, and the ICG proposal does not
>> indicate them either. Unless we hear specific concerns we (and the
>> Trust) cannot address them.
>> Andrei
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