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RE: Copyrighting schemas, Hailstorm (strayed a bit)
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: David Brownell <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 08:31:56 -0500
However, we are in a time in which proprietary,
short duration, lifecycle insensitive formats
are doing quite well because of the ease of
downloading the updates to the already installed
players. Macromedia 3D is an example where
even given the lack of content or vision, there
are reports of 300,000 downloads a day. The
experience with PAS specs and Adobe PDF in
particular is that the company does NOT
guarantee upward compatibility of data between
versions. PDF content typically breaks between
The lessons of the past are lost on those
who did not experience them first hand. That
includes the majority of the web users who
seldom if ever create information much less
maintain it. That puts the developer in the
middle because the Adobe's of the world
go straight to the consumer.
As to American politics, they are playing
an old showtune at the White House these
days: "Just a spoon full of sugar helps
the medicine go down..."
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: David Brownell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> The best approach is clean, simple, open standards.
And un-encumbered ... no patents, no NDAs, no consortium licenses.