Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)
We, W3C Member OASIS Open, hereby submit to the Consortium the following OASIS Committee Specification WebCGM version 2.0, comprising the following document(s) attached hereto:
which collectively are referred to as "the Submission". We request the Submission be known as the WebCGM version 2.0 Submission.
This Submission is made by OASIS on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding between OASIS and W3C executed as of 16 December 2005, and also available at [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/16009/w3c-oasis-cgm-final-051215.pdf] (herein, "2005 MoU"). The 2005 MoU also will serve as OASIS' member position statement.
WebCGM — first published (1.0) in 1999 followed by a second (errata) release in 2001 — unifies potentially diverse approaches to CGM utilization in Web document applications, and therefore represents a significant interoperability agreement amongst major users and implementers of the ISO CGM standard. WebCGM finds significant application especially in technical illustration, electronic documentation, and geophysical data visualization, amongst other application areas.
WebCGM 2.0 adds a DOM (API) specification for programmatic access to WebCGM objects, and a specification of an XML Companion File (XCF) architecture, for externalization of non-graphical metadata. WebCGM 2.0, in addition, builds upon and extends the graphical and intelligent content of WebCGM 1.0, delivering functionality that was forecast for WebCGM 1.0, but was postponed in order to get the standard and its implementations to users expeditiously.
The design criteria for WebCGM aim at a balance between graphical expressive power on the one hand, and simplicity and implementability on the other. A small but powerful set of standardized metadata elements supports the functionalities of hyperlinking and document navigation, picture structuring and layering, and enabling search and query of WebCGM picture content.
The statements below concerning Copyrights, Trade and Service Marks, and Patents, have been made by the Submitter, OASIS:
and by the following listed authors
OASIS, Benoit Bezaire, David Cruickshank and Lofton Henderson hereby grants to the W3C a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any [Submitter/Author] copyrights on this contribution, to copy, publish and distribute the contribution under the W3C document licenses.
Additionally, should the Submission be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, OASIS, Benoit Bezaire, David Cruickshank and Lofton Henderson grant a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of, the contribution.
OASIS, Benoit Bezaire, David Cruickshank and Lofton Henderson further agree that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C, except that any published version 2.x of the WebCGM specification shall carry both copyrights as specified in the 2005 MoU.
OASIS retains its own copyright in the Submission as permitted by W3C policies (and certain relevant notices and disclaimers are set forth in the Submission). OASIS also notes that OASIS (as the successor in interest to the relevant rights of CGM Open Consortium Inc.) and W3C already share certain copyright claims in the 17 December 2001 W3C Recommendation entitled "WebCGM 1.0 Second Release" (herein, the "2001 W3C REC"), as recited in the notices on the cover page thereof. Portions of that document are incorporated in the present Submission. Should the Submission not be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, revision and change control of the Submission shall remain with OASIS, as noted in the 2005 MoU.
The Submission does not to OASIS' knowledge refer to any registered trade or service marks. However, it is possible that the elements of the name of the work (CGM or WebCGM) would be deemed an unregistered mark by reason of their use. To the extent that this is true, such rights either would be shared by W3C and OASIS by reason of the preexisting joint rights in the 2001 W3C REC, subject to such grants as CGMOpen then made, or would arise afterwards by reason of the OASIS activity.
To the extent any such latter rights exist, OASIS agrees that any such trade and service marks that are associated with and identify this specific Submission will be governed by the W3C Trademark and Servicemark License, except that this Submission will not alter any OASIS shall retain its own (a) any published version 2.x of the WebCGM specification shall carry both copyrights as specified in the 2005 MoU.
In addition, OASIS notes that the specification was developed by the OASIS members of the WebCGM TC, who are listed in the Submission as contributors. OASIS informs W3C that:
To OASIS' knowledge, there is no proprietary technology required to implement the Submission.
This submission is made at the request of the OASIS CGMOpen WebCGM Technical Committee and its members, who have indicated a desire to have the work's current version progressed as a W3C Recommendation as well as an OASIS Standard. OASIS submits it for the purposes, and with the intent and terms, stated in the 2005 MoU, which generally contemplates forming a W3C Working Group, working to advance the Submission to W3C Recommendation status, and thereafter, re-contribution for approval as an OASIS Standard, all subject to the applicable rules of the respective consortia and the provisions of the 2005 MoU.
As noted in the 2005 MoU, substantially all of the editors and members of the OASIS TC also are available and willing to serve as participating W3C members on the Working Group to be chartered to advance the work at W3C.
Inquiries from the public or press about this Submission should be directed to: Patrick J. Gannon, OASIS President & CEO or Carol Geyer, OASIS Director of Communications.
this 24th day of February, 2006,
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