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RE: ISO intellectual property (was Standards)
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Tom Bradford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 13:12:54 -0500
The W3C seems to think otherwise. Note the
FAQ quoted earlier about deriving a work
from HTML and changing a few bits. We may
have a different issue there; copyright vs
assertion of other rights in a copyrighted
document. If I understand what you say,
then the W3C can't enforce those claims.
No matter how you slice it, XML is an
SGML subset. That makes the reference
valuable. If one actually did have to pursue
this, copyright violation would not be
the strongest case. However, the assertions
in the copyright documents might be evidence.
As Snell said, it would fail the look and feel
test. It is an SGML derivative.
Remember, we are debating hypotheticals to
determine the value of standards.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Tom Bradford [mailto:email@example.com]
Copyright does not protect intellectual property. It protects the
recorded word in various forms. Example, the source code for dbXML is
copyrighted. But the fact that it's copyrighted doesn't mean that
somebody can't use our techniques to develop their own product. And the
fact that we're Apache licensed means that they could even use our
source code to do it. But they can't claim that they wrote the
dbXML... That's the only thing that copyright protects.