> On Thursday 24 February 2005 09:45, Éibhear wrote:
> However please note that the OASIS OpenDocument standard has no such RAND
> problems, the RAND problems may indeed affect other OASIS "standards" but
> OpenDocument has been openly developed and is *completely* free - in all
> senses of the word.
Fair enough. The charter for the "OASIS Open Office XML Format TC"
"Under no circumstances shall the TC accept, during any phase,
contributions that are not granted to all under perpetual, royalty free,
This TC shall not finalize or approve a specification if it believes that
the use, distribution, or implementation of such specification would
necessarily require the unauthorized infringement of any party's rights
known to the technical committee, and such party has not agreed to provide
necessary license rights on perpetual, royalty-free, non-discriminatory
I stand (sit, really) corrected.
Éibhear Ó hAnluain
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