[Linux-aus] [Fwd: [LACTTE] Grant Proposal: Customer Compliance HowTo]
arjen at lentz.com.au
Thu Dec 3 23:40:19 EST 2009
----- "Melissa Draper" <melissa at meldraweb.com> wrote:
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> From: Brendan Scott (lists) <lists at opensourcelaw.biz>
> To: committee at linux.org.au
> Subject: [LACTTE] Grant Proposal: Customer Compliance HowTo
> Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 14:32:52 +1100
> Request for Grant under the Linux Australia Grants Program
> **** Date: 2 December 2009
> **** Project Name:
> Customer Compliance HowTo
> This is a grant application and is subject to my earlier grant
> application "Feasibility Report for Customer Enforced Licence
> * being approved; and
> * resulting in a positive outcome
Sounds good! could a) OK it if the other one is OKed, with the abovementioned conditionals, or b) put it on standby awaiting the outcome of the first part. I'm thinking a) might be good, then there's a clear "next step" and pratical application of the research step, should it be successful. Extra positive point for Brendan when working on this, as well as for any others involved.
> **** Aim of the Project:
> This proposal is for the development of Australia specific resources
> to assist in enforcing compliance with open source licences (primarily
> focussed on embedded devices, but the resources would be more
> generically applicable). Output would be a HOWTO type document
> covering issues from identifying an infringement up to lodging a
> complaint with the relevant Fair Trading Office. Things it would like
> cover (by way of example, but may change in the course of research or
> drafting) are:
> * overview of how to identify non-compliant devices, with pointers to
> more detailed resources
> * outline of compliance process up to initiation of proceedings
> * steps that a person should take when seeking to enforce compliance,
> including information that the person should record/look for in
> preparation for a compliance action
> * sample/precedent initial letter, discussion of serving
> letters/requests for information, discussion on who might be
> appropriate to send such a letter to.
> * sample/precedent fair trading complaint.
> HOWTO-type document covering issues such as those above.
> The document may be licensed openly (eg GPLv3) and would be drafted
> accordingly (this may mean that the document would be more circumspect
> than if it was not published openly).
> Report to be produced within 4-6 weeks of later of: grant approval and
> completion of the feasibility research.
> **** Person Responsible for Request:
> Brendan Scott
> **** Request:
> Grant amount: $3,000
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> This is fine.
> My Contribution: Costing includes 1:1 donation of my time.
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