Submission request to W3C
We, Marimba, Inc. hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification comprising the document(s) linked below:
which is referred to as "the submission". We request the submission be known as the "GDIFF" submission.
This document provides a specification of a generic file format for representing the differences between two files.
Marimba, Inc. agrees not to assert any Patent Claim against any third-party arising from the use, manufacture, sale, distribution, or implementation of any portion of any product, method, or procedure which is necessary to implement GDIFF. Patent Claim means claim(s) of a patent or patent application which are owned or controlled by Marimba, Inc. that must be infringed in order to make, use or implement a product, method, or procedure that implements GDIFF.
GDIFF means GDIFF as initially submitted and/or adopted by the W3C or equivalent standards body. GDIFF does not include subsequent versions adopted by the standards bodies unless such subsequent version is again submitted by Marimba, Inc..
A condition of Marimba, Inc. agreeing to not assert Patent Claims against any third-party is that such third-party agree in return not to assert against Marimba, Inc. any claim(s) of a patent or patent application which are owned or controlled by such third-party that must be infringed in order to make, use or implement a product, method, or procedure that implements GDIFF.
Marimba, Inc. expressly reserves all other rights it may have in the material and subject matter of this contribution.
Marimba, Inc. expressly disclaims any and all warranties regarding this contribution including any warranty that this contribution does not violate the rights of others or is fit for a particular purpose.
The submission may distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee.
The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee.
The following points should be noted as regards licensable technology involved in any third party implementations of the technology specified in the submission: There are no known issues at this time beyond typical platform- and implementation-dependent software engineering.
We suggest that the Consortium consider this proposal, in conjunction with the HTTP Distribution and Replication Protocol proposal submitted August 20th, as part of the Push Workshop scheduled for September, 1997.
Marimba can not commit resources at this time however we look forward to providing assistance from time to time.
Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect future versions to be produced by W3C process.
Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to:
Beth Johnson, 650-463-0177,
Bob Schettino, 650-596-2700, firstname.lastname@example.org
this 21st day of August, 1997,