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Re: ISO intellectual property (was Standards)
- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com
- Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 23:07:29 -0400 (EDT)
> Uhh, is there a school of thought at ISO that XML and/or the W3C has
> misappropriated their intellectual property? Has any legal paper changed
> hands on this, or are we just arguing about how many lawyers could, in
> principle, dance on the head of this pin?
Definitely the latter.
There is the Len Bullard school, which holds that XML is on some theory
or other a (mis)appropriation of SGML.
Then there is the Other School, which holds that XML is independent
IP-wise of SGML.
John Cowan email@example.com
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