On Thursday 24 February 2005 12:10, Éibhear wrote:
> CPH said:
> > On Thursday 24 February 2005 09:45, Éibhear wrote:
>> [Some silliness]
>> > 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"
> explicitely says:
>> "Under no circumstances shall the TC accept, during any phase,
> contributions that are not granted to all under perpetual, royalty free,
> non-discriminatory terms.
>> 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.
I'd also imagine that the OASIS standards would have to be looked at on a
case-by-case basis to know if RAND was involved or not. Having said that
opposition to RAND in OASIS as a general direction is obviously correct.
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