Re: authorship and releases

From: Frank van Harmelen (
Date: 10/30/01

Peter, Dan,

Below the required statement on copyright and patents concerning our intended submission of the DAML+OIL spec to W3C.

(yes, under the rules of my University, I am personally the sole owner of the copyright of my work, so I am entitled to make these declarations, not my employer or anybody else). 

1/ Copyright Frank van Harmelen, all rights reserved.
   Distribution policies are governed by the W3C intellectual property terms, 
   stated at

2/ I, Frank van Harmelen hereby grant to the W3C, a perpetual,
    nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any
    of my copyrights in this contribution to copy, publish and
    distribute the contribution, as well as a right and license of the
    same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on,
    or incorporating all or part of the contribution. I 
    further agree that any derivative works of this contribution prepared 
    by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.

3/  I, Frank van Harmelen, offer a license to the DAML+OIL submission under the
    suggested W3C Royalty-Free Patent License Declaration of
   6 September 2001, available at

Frank van Harmelen,
31 October 2001.

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