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   Re: [xml-dev] ISO turns evil?

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Thomas B. Passin writes:

 > But in fact, if you want to build an aircraft you have to get it
 > certificated (not including home-builts, but you still have to have
 > a lot of paperwork for them), and that costs a lot of money.  That
 > is not really distinguishable from paying to use standards , in a
 > way.

The aircraft type certificate is a specification but not a standard --
it is not intended to promote interoperability.  Better aviation
examples might be TERPS, ATA 100, or ATA 2100, which are all
royalty-free to implement (though you have to pay to obtain copies of
the ATA specs).

All the best,



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