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“NOTE WELL” in the IETF ] context stands for the mandatory statement which dictates that all ideas submitted at any IETF activity, either verbally or in writing (including e-mail lists), should meet the official IETF Intellectual Property Right (IPR) guideline as documented in RFC 3979 ].  Specifically, by proposing whatever new idea to any IETF working group, the submitter acknowledges that the idea, when patented or otherwise protected by intellectual property laws, will be licenseable upon an open, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis (preferrably royalty-free), to whomever wants to license it.

IETF requires this NOTE WELL to be announced at and before every official IETF gathering.

With this said, following is the official minutes from the IETF NFSv4 working group meeting in last August.

Originally from the IETF NFSv4 mailing list archive ].

Network File System Version 4 (nfsv4)


    Spencer Shepler <Spencer.Shepler at sun.com>
    Brian Pawlowski <beepy at netapp.com>

AGENDA:  Tuesday, August 2, 2005: 14:00pm - 16:00 (2 hour)
Subject to change

    Welcome and Introduction            (beepy)            2 min
    Agenda bash
        - Blue Sheets
        - NOTE WELL

Agenda bashed, blue sheeted and noted well.  All your IP is belong
to us.

    June Bakeathon results              (Shepler)         10 min
    NFS V4 interoperability testing

No issues found, two new participants in interoperability testing.