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   RE: [xml-dev] Patented XML Compression Techniques (WAS RE: [xml-d ev] Bi

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Somebody stick a fork in MPEG. It's done. In fact its way overcooked. 
Like a dinosaur brain that hasn't yet got the message that its dead 
yet. --courtesy dept of redundancy dept. Better yet, require it carry 
a poison warning symbol.

Taps, please,

At 8:51 AM -0500 8/5/03, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>Then, should the patent holders decide to
>work with the W3C or other organization to create a standard binary
>for XML, they will submit the patented materials as royalty-free
>That's fine.
>One other question:  is it the case that review of the MPEG materials
>to ascertain any potential infringement obligates the reviewer
>to the terms and conditions of the patent holder?  In other words,
>is tainting directly inferred by the review?
>From: Robin Berjon [mailto:robin.berjon@expway.fr]
>Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>>  What if any impact will these patented techniques have
>>  on the workshop outcomes other than to invoke the W3C IPR
>>  policies wherever necessary?
>I'm unsure, do you mean will patents held on parts of MPEG-7 BiM be removed
>BiM? The decision is not up to me but I doubt it. If, however, as a
>of the workshop the W3C decides to pursue work in this area then obviously
>W3C rules will be followed.
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