Nokia and W3C. Ari Jaaksi Art Barstow. Rationale. Nokia believes open standards are essential for its products and businesses Minimizing the fragmentation of the market and enabling interoperability will stimulate the growth of mobile services.
Regarding Essential claims in respect of the Web Services Description specifications in W3C standardisation, to the extent those Essential claims are included into the final Web Services Description specifications in W3C standards, Nokia and its Affiliates agrees not to assert those claims in Nokia patents that are technically necessary to implement those parts of the final Web Services Description specifications against any other party in respect of its implementation of the specification, provided that the party relying on this commitment agrees not to assert patents against Nokia or its Affiliates.
W3C – welcome to Tampere.