A key objective of the CIC is to share as much information as possible in order to promote repeatable cloud success at the lowest cost. At the same time the IP rights of all participants must, and will, be respected. AWS does not intend to create any proprietary IP or take ownership of IP developed in the course of challenge activities. The challenge goal is to share results, lessons learned, and when appropriate prototype solutions. Commercial vendors with proprietary technologies are integral to most solutions and their participation is required. Any technology that comes into the CIC with pre-determined IP ownership will of course be respected.