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   Re: [xml-dev] You call that a standard?

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> 2.  Is Royalty-free by dint of a signed participation 
>     agreement.

Can I watch the standard be developed, but not participate.  Then pick 
up the finished standard, start to implement, realize that I own a US 
patent that is crucial to implementation, and sue everyone else?  My 
knowledge of ISO is limited; is there a way for them to prevent it?

OASIS, W3C, et al, prevent it by lowering the barrier for admission -- 
so that more parties can be involved, increasing the chance that someone 
with patents will participate, and requiring all participants to sign up 
for the same IPR regime.

What does ISO do?


Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
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