The International Color Consortium has announced that a major revision to the ICC specification is available for review and comment. Version 4 of the ICC specification contains more than 15 signifiicant changes to the previous version. Implementers of color management software will be required to upgrade their software in order to use the new version. The review period will close on February 6, 2002.
The purpose of the review is to provide interested parties with an opportunity to see the content of the revised specification prior to its final adoption by the ICC and to identify any possible infringement of intellectual property by the technical content of the ICC specification. Recipients of the Proposed Specification are invited and encouraged to notify the ICC of any intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, patents and patent applications, utility models, copyrights, trade secrets, or any other proprietary rights on a worldwide basis, of which they are aware that may be implicated by the practice of the Proposed Specification ("Third Party IP Rights"), and to provide supporting documentation.
The proposed specification can be downloaded from the ICC website at http://www.color.org/upload/ICC_Final_Major_Revision_Nov29_2001.pdf, or a printed copy of the specification may be obtained by contacting Kip Smythe, ICC Secretary, 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191, telephone 702/264-7200, fax 703/620-0994, e-mail [email protected]
Notification of Third Party IP Rights, and any other comments on the Proposed Specification, should be forwarded to the ICC Secretary no later than the last day of the sixty (60)-day public review period specified above.
The International Color Consortium was established in 1993 by eight industry vendors for the purpose of creating, promoting and encouraging the standardization and evolution of an open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management system architecture and components. The outcome of this co-operation was the development of the ICC profile specification, now in use by leading vendors of color management
solutions. NPES serves as administrative secretariat to the ICC.