The Spread of the IPR Non-Assertion Covenant

An hour or so ago [yesterday] Sun Microsystems made good on an earlier pledge to issue further ‘non-assertion covenants’ in support of open standards. This type of IPR tool facilitates easy implementation of new standards, and also makes open source implementations possible. The new NACs relate to the OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language v2.0 standard and two ‘single sign-on’ specifications co-developed with Microsoft.