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Re: ISO intellectual property (was Standards)

Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com scripsit:

> 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                                   cowan@ccil.org
One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore
	--Douglas Hofstadter