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RE: [xml-dev] [Fwd: W3C ridiculous new policy on patents]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 2:22 PM
> To: Simon St.Laurent; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] [Fwd: W3C ridiculous new policy on patents]
> I don't like this stuff either, Simon, but 
> as ISO had to accept the PDF PAS.

Please explain why it is a Good Thing for PDF to be an ISO standard,
encumbered as it is by Adobe's patent.  The cynic in me thinks this good for
Adobe, so that PDF is a "legal" standard for purposes of government
contracts, and convenient for the people who have invested in PDF technology
... but not a model that the Web ought to emulate.