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Re: [epl-discuss] Materials for EPL Call

Hi Mike, thank you very much for the engaging call this morning.

In light of that discussion, I wanted to suggest a revisit of two defined terms to improve clarity.

First I wanted to mention the defined term "Contributor," which essentially redefines the word to mean "distributor."

Some uses of the term make sense as "distributor," but many uses are confusing in the situation that a distributor has not made any changes or additions.  I know it's difficult to come up with an alternative that doesn't result in a circular definition, but it seems like this is a good opportunity to make the wording more clear for laypeople.

Second, part of the definition of "Licensed Patents" includes "its Contribution alone or when combined with the Program." This is an unfortunate use of the word "combined," because it is ambiguous as to patents that would also be infringed by the Program without the combination of the Contribution.  So some judges or countries might interpret it more like the "Contributor Version" concept (e.g., GPLv3) and others more like the distinction made in CPAL 1.0 section 2.2(b).

Thank you,
Nicholas Weinstock
Open Source Group
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Subject: [epl-discuss] Materials for EPL Call


Please find attached the materials for our EPL version 2 discussion 

I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who said that they 
could join the call. In order to try to provide some structure to the 
conversation I have prepared some slides that we can use.

In addition, please find clean copies and redlines (vs. EPL-1.0) in odt, 
docx, and pdf formats. I know that when we started this discussion two 
years ago I had promised to show changes in my github repository, but I 
haven't been able to find the time to do a good job with that.

I am looking forward to our call tomorrow, and I want to thank everyone 
in advance for offering your time, knowledge, and wisdom to help us with 
this process.

Call details:

Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 11:00am Eastern, 8:00am Pacific, 17:00 CET.

Participant conference extension: 428, then enter pin 5422

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Mike Milinkovich
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