UNLIMITED FREE ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST IDEAS

close
Already an Engineering360 user? Log in.

This is embarrasing...

An error occurred while processing the form. Please try again in a few minutes.

Customize Your Engineering360 Experience

close
Privacy Policy

This is embarrasing...

An error occurred while processing the form. Please try again in a few minutes.

Webinars & White Papers

IEEE 1420.1B

Supplement to IEEE Standard for Information Technology - Software Reuse - Data Model for Reuse Library Interoperability: Intellectual Property Rights Framework

inactive
Buy Now
Organization: IEEE
Publication Date: 26 June 1999
Status: inactive
Page Count: 21
scope:

Abstract: This extension to the Basic Interoperability Data Model (IEEE Std 1420.1-1995) incorporates intellectual property rights issues into software asset descriptions for reuse library interoperability.

The Intellectual Property Rights Framework defines a standard for the consistent structure, labeling, and description of intellectual property rights management policies and procedures for assets. An asset is any item of interest that is stored in a reuse library, such as design documentation, specifications, source code, user manuals, and test suites. This standard addresses legal restrictions commonly asserted in the U.S. for assets, including copyright, patents, license agreements, and export restrictions. This standard does not address international issues or mechanisms for enforcing legal restrictions, other than for the purpose of describing such mechanisms.

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to define a consistent structure for recording the legal restrictions that have been asserted for assets. This document defines a standard interoperability data model for interchange of legal restriction information.

A reuse library is made up of a collection of assets, a community of subscribers, a set of operational policies and procedures, a library mechanism, and support services. A reuse library's intellectual property rights management policy defines procedures for determining and enforcing legal restrictions on reuse of assets. A consistent standard for recording legal restrictions will improve the reuser's understanding of what rights are held by various parties and what obligations are placed on the reuser.

Interoperability, the sharing of assets among reuse libraries, improves the value and impact of reuse libraries and provides greater visibility and reuse of assets. Sharing of assets that have legal restrictions is currently cumbersome, however, and typically involves negotiation of a separate agreement for each software asset and each pair of interoperating libraries. One goal of this standard is to facilitate prenegotiation of agreements between reuse libraries that enable large-scale sharing of restricted software. By unambiguously recording legal restrictions on software, application of the standard will reduce risks and fears of liability and litigation for reuse libraries.

Document History

IEEE 1420.1B
June 26, 1999
Supplement to IEEE Standard for Information Technology - Software Reuse - Data Model for Reuse Library Interoperability: Intellectual Property Rights Framework
Abstract: This extension to the Basic Interoperability Data Model (IEEE Std 1420.1-1995) incorporates intellectual property rights issues into software asset descriptions for reuse library...
June 26, 1999
Supplement to IEEE Standard for Information Technology - Software Reuse - Data Model for Reuse Library Interoperability: Intellectual Property Rights Framework
The Intellectual Property Rights Framework defines a standard for the consistent structure, labeling, and description of intellectual property rights management policies and procedures for assets. An...

References

Advertisement