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RE: [xml-dev] RAND issues

> Is there some sort of semantic game-playing here, or is
> this just a case where different groups of lawyers mean
> different things by "Royalty Free"?  And if the latter,
> shouldn't W3C use a less ambiguous term?

Aye.  Strike the word 'Royalty' from 'Royalty Free' and I'll be happy.  I
see standardization process as a key counter balance against patent-happy
crowds who abuse the patent system.  If W3C adopts RAND, W3C will end up
being a four letter word to me.  - Don