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stds-802-16: new IEEE 802.16 Contribution Release statement

The IEEE Copyright Administrator has approved a new 802.16 
contribution release statement. The idea is to ensure that IEEE can 
use contributed material in its standards without having to go back 
and seek permission from every contributor.

Notice that the contributor does not give up the rights to the 
material. This means that you shouldn't need to come back to IEEE for 
permission to use your own contribution. I thank Scott Marin for 
raising this issue.

The statement, which is posted at 
http://ieee802.org/16/ipr/copyrights/release.html, says:

"Written contributions to IEEE 802.16 standards development will not 
be accepted without an the following release, which will be part of 
the mandatory contribution cover sheet: 'The contributor grants a 
free, irrevocable license to the IEEE to incorporate text contained 
in this contribution, and any modifications thereof, in the creation 
of an IEEE Standards publication; to copyright in the IEEE's name any 
IEEE Standards publication even though it may include portions of 
this contribution; and at the IEEE's sole discretion to permit others 
to reproduce in whole or in part the resulting IEEE Standards 
publication. The contributor also acknowledges and accepts that this 
contribution may be made public by IEEE 802.16.'"

By the way, the text is borrowed from material used by the TIA.

This text will be incorporated in Version 8 of the 802.16 Document 
Submission Template, which I expect to post next Monday.



Dr. Roger B. Marks  <mailto:marks@nist.gov>
Chair, IEEE 802.16 WG on Broadband Wireless Access <http://WirelessMAN.org>
National Wireless Electronic Systems Testbed (N-WEST) <http://nwest.nist.gov>
National Institute of Standards and Technology/Boulder, CO 
tel: +1 303 497 3037  fax: +1 303 497 7828