[JSR358-36] Refactor the JSPA Created: 06/Jul/12  Updated: 24/Feb/15  Resolved: 24/Feb/15

Status: Closed
Project: jsr358
Component/s: Intellectual Property
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: pcurran Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
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is related to JSR358-24 Ensure that appropriate IP rights are... Closed


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.

NOTE: we also need a more lightweight Terms of Use agreement for casual participants who do not sign the JSPA. See http://java.net/jira/browse/JSR358-24

Comment by pcurran [ 24/Feb/15 ]

This is being fixed by the creation of the Affiliate Membership Agreement through JSR 364.

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