Component/s: Intellectual Property
Non-corporate members often complain that the JSPA is intimidating, and that signing it is a barrier to their full participation in the JCP.
Refactor the JSPA into two documents to make it simpler and less intimidating for individuals:
- A simple membership agreement for those who want voting privileges and the right to serve on Expert Groups but who will not serve as Spec Leads.
- A complete agreement that spells out the Spec Lead's licensing obligations.
NOTE: unless we eliminate Section 6: Special Patent Considerations for individuals, the resulting document would not be significantly simpler.