——— question: “8th responsibility. 8.2c. What is meant by the overall responsibility of a party to other parties? » Answer: Consortium members may wish to include provisions on their potential commitments in their SAAs. Aggregate liability refers to the maximum combined liability of a party for all claims that are claimed under the agreement. Consortium members are free to define and/or clarify the issues they deem appropriate for their CA [CA]. Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”). The MoU will ensure an appropriate relationship between the SKA organisation and the consortium members; It defines its respective roles and obligations, including all commitments (as set out in the working package specifications) and the formal adoption by consortium members of the SKA IP Directive. The moU project is available here – MoU (pdf) / MoU (docx). The SKA organization will be a soft party. A page on the SKA website will be created to receive and respond to questions and comments about the MoU. ——— question: “14. Diverse.
14.3. Does the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 apply outside the United Kingdom? Answer: The agreement is governed by English law, regardless of the nationality of the parties, so the provision applies outside the UK. There is no equivalent provision in the MoU. Can this aspect not be the subject of a separate agreement on intellectual property, with a second internal agreement between the members of the consortium, which governs their joint activities? Consortia have a responsibility to provide products with minimal instruction from SKAO and, to be consistent, it can be argued that the SKA organization should also entrust them with the responsibility of managing their own affairs.