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   Re: [xml-dev] ISO turns evil?

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>I think David is confusing two different matters.

I hope so, but...

>*Publishing* the ISO country codes and language codes has always 
>required ISO permission.

Yes but the letter from ANSI seems to imply that this is now being
interpreted as including the full list in software.

In other words it isn't at all clear that
> *Using* the ISO codes in a programming language has never required 
> permission
is true any more with their current interpretation.

If oracle get a letter from ansi for including the codes in their
products, it presumably means for example you couldn't bundle a
schematron checking country codes with a commercial editor.

> In any case, any licensing creep to include
> use compiled into software (if that is indeed the issue here) should be 
> resisted
> strongly.

I think everyone (here) will agree with that!


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