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RE: [xml-dev] RAND issues

At 02:19 PM 04/10/01 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>This position eliminates most MPEG/MHEG liaison efforts, yes?

If those standards are encumbered in such a fashion that they
can't be implemented without paying royalties, then, yes, I
believe the W3C should steer clear.  If the people who are
promulgating these things want the benefits [rapidly-expanding
market, serendipitous arrival of new software tools out of
the blue] enjoyed by developers in the Web context, then 
there's a price for that and it's spelled with two letters: RF.
If they want the imprimitur of the W3C, for whatever that's 
worth, I think the price should be the same. -Tim