OAuth Non-Assertion Covenant and Author's Contribution License
We the authors of the OAuth specification, irrevocably covenant that, subject solely to the condition described below, it will not assert any of its U.S. or foreign patents against that portion of a product that implements the OAuth specification.
Condition: this covenant shall not apply with respect to any individual, corporation or other entity that asserts or threatens at any time to enforce its own or any other party’s U.S. or foreign patents against any OAuth Implementation.
This statement is not an assurance either (i) that any of the signatories issued patents cover an OAuth Implementation or are enforceable, or (ii) that an OAuth Implementation would not infringe patents or other intellectual property rights of any third party.
In addition, we hereby license our contribution to the OAuth specification under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
No other rights except those expressly stated in this Non-Assertion Covenant shall be deemed granted, waived, or received by implication, or estoppel, or otherwise.