The final working draft versions of JDF 1.7, XJDF 2.1 and PrintTalk 2.1 are now available for download at:
This is the 3rd call for review of JDF 1.7, XJDF 2.1 and PrintTalk 2.1 according to the CIP4 Intellectual Property Policy:
V. Publication Specification Review:
After reviewing the suggested changes received from any Member and incorporating such revisions as deemed reasonable, the CTO will submit the final working draft for approval by the Technical Steering Committee and all working group members for comments and IP review within a specified period which shall be not less than 45 days.
Please let me know if you have any Intellectual Property related to either JDF 1.7, XJDF 2.1 and PrintTalk 2.1 and if so which of the options you choose to grant:
A.) When requested, Member will grant a license to any such patent claim, at any time issued,
without compensation, to any applicant, regardless of competitive status, desiring to utilize
the license for the purpose of implementing the Specification; or
B.) When requested, Member will grant a license to any such patent claimant any time issued, to
any applicant, regardless of competitive status, under fair and reasonable terms and conditions,
to utilize the license for the purpose of implementing the Specification; or
C.) For each patent claim, at any time issued, that is necessary to implement areas of the Specification,
the Member is not willing to comply with or to give assurances under "A" or "B".
The 45 day review period ends on March 28 2020. Minor technical and editorial modifications may still be applied and will be tracked in the CIP4 issue tracking system: https://jira.cip4.org
CIP4 aims to publish all specifications simultaneously, therefore PrintTalk 2.1 is being updated to 2.1 although very few technical changes are anticipated due to the fact that PrintTalk 2.0 has just recently been released.