Over the last several months, a Task Force consisting of members of WGs, Council, TAB, and the Secretariat has worked to draft a policy defining the formal outputs of RDA and the associated intellectual property rights around those outputs. An overall goal was to create an environment that facilitates broad adoption and ongoing sustainability of RDA outputs. The Task Force sought the input of Council and all the WG and IG chairs and has developed a policy whereby RDA encourages broad and open sharing but formally endorses or "owns" very little. We seek to avoid conflicts of interest within WGs or with industry and other organizations while enabling members and organizations to reuse RDA outputs in useful ways.
We now seek comment from the full RDA membership and their organizations on the draft policy.
The Task Force actually seeks comment on three documents:
- The core policy, which is ultimately approved and maintained by Council.
- The Process and Criteria for RDA Recommendations, which define how RDA-endorsed outputs are identified and approved. This document is maintained by the Secretariat.
- The RDA norms for attribution and sharing, which provide ethical guidelines for developing and using RDA products in general.
Please comment on any or all of these documents by responding to this post no later than 14 February 2014.