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   Re: [xml-dev] WS-I and IP?

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On Thu, 2002-04-18 at 22:31, Don Park wrote:
> My understanding is that WS-I was formed to promote inter-operability
> among web service protocol stacks.  What I am not sure about is WS-I's
> position on patents.  I would like to see all protocols accepted by WS-I
> for inter-operability be declared either patent-free or at least
> cost-free.  While I am not too confident of positions taken by founding
> members of WS-I, I am encouraged by IBM's recent move regarding ebXML
> specs.

IBM now claims to be letting the ebXML patents slide:

> Could WS-I members please speak up on this subject?

They may have changed it since, but you may want to look at the IP
agreement at:
Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!

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