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This page is for archiving resolved issues about microformats in general that have pending actions. See:

resolved issues

Resolved issues that have no further actions to take.

resolved 2007

Resolved issues that were raised in 2007.

  • resolved issue 2007-03-24 raised by Joe Andrieu, clarified by Rohit Khare on 2007-03-27.
    1. What is the legal entity responsible for operating microformats.org?
      • Rohit Khare originally registered the microformats.com and .org domain names on 2005-01-25 and CommerceNet, LLC, a non-profit 'think tank' with a long history as a neutral sponsor for developing standards for Internet commerce (often, in conjunction with other formal standards bodies). CommerceNet currently underwrites the server hosting costs and, in the past, has co-ordinated donations with other sponsors for events such as the anniversary party, the workshop where the site was launched, and promotional items.
      • RESOLVED FAQ. To Do incorporate into FAQ as needed.
  • resolved issue 2007-03-24 raised by Joe Andrieu, clarified by Rohit Khare on 2007-03-27.
    1. What is the legal entity responsible for the intellectual property on microformats.org?
      • The current microformats copyright statement recognizes that IP is originally vested in the author(s), who are then expected to share those rights with the community by permitting their redistribution on microformats.org's wiki, blog, and mailing list archives. The additional distinction of becoming a specification may come with additional obligations to redistribute IP, such as a formal Creative Commons copyright license and a royalty-free patent license. The community is currently encouraging contibutors to voluntarily adopt a public domain release.
      • Note that CommerceNet, LLC does not exercise any editorial control over the content of the site, mailing list, specifications, or the process, nor does it accept funds on behalf of microformats.org (see the disclaimer). Conversely, the Admins do not have any independent legal identity at present, such as a partnership, foundation, or corporation. Please refer any legal questions or concerns directly to Rohit Khare before raising them as a matter of public record, as discussed on the mailing list [1].
      • RESOLVED FAQ. To Do incorporate into FAQ as needed.

resolved 2008

    1. See namespaces-inconsistency-issue
      • ACCEPTED PARTIAL. That page documents additional confusion about namespaces, and per the resolution at the top of the page, such confusion should be documented as informative issues about namespaces in general (none that we can resolve) as a warning to others to avoid namespaces and discussion thereof, as such discussion is nearly a complete waste of time (very little good comes out of the lengthy discussions, emails, articles written and time spent) - Tantek

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