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RE: ISO intellectual property (was Standards)
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com, email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 07:59:02 -0500
many angels can dance on the head of a pin? As many
What do you
require of the organizations that choose your
exploring standards, legality, authority, enforcement, etc.
think standards have a magic or mojo, so claim authority
make them. What we are demonstrating is that there is
protection from heisting, embracing, extending, anything goes.
does it? Can a case be made? Does the
the legal right to appropriate standards from other organizations
privatize them, in effect, seizing control of information
globally and creating an unfair competition?
in ISO will do this. Even if they were so inclined,
they have to do is wait. The W3C will fall.
sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
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