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   Re: [xml-dev] Patented XML Compression Techniques (WAS RE: [xml-dev]Bina

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Claude Seyrat wrote:

>  Be sure, that there are many
> patents
> that can be applied on W3C standards, ASN-1 and others. MPEG is not worst
> or better wrt to patents and it is clear wrt to royalties:

With the W3C, you can assume that the people who wrote the standard 
didn't build in a requirement to use their own proprietary IP, and made 
an effort to produce work that is as unencumbered as possible.  As Len 
points out, this is not a guaranteed promise that you won't get into 
trouble, but it is substantially better than nothing.

Thus your assertion that they're all the same is wrong.
Cheers, Tim Bray
         (ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)


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