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Re: Licence issue / versioning

From: Joe Feise <jfeise@feise.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 08:32:47 -0800
Message-ID: <441C362F.8010707@feise.com>
To: "de Carvalho Klose, Daniel" <klose@fti-en.com>
CC: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org

I am not a lawyer, but...
WebDAV and DeltaV are just protocol specifications. A commercial vendor can of
course charge for his particular _implementation_ of the protocols.
To stay within your example, FTP is a protocol specification. Vendors can (and
do) charge for their particular FTP implementation.

HTH,
-Joe

de Carvalho Klose, Daniel wrote on 03/17/06 03:24:

> Dear Sir or Madam,
> 
> I am currently concerning about one issue referring to the licence model
> of one commercial vendor of a certain project management software and
> would like to kindly ask you if it is right what this vendor is doing:
> 
> The vendor is promoting a webbased projectmanagement tool that has the
> webdav standard included (file repository for project data etc.). The
> weird thing of his licence model is, that the customer has to pay for
> the "versioning feature" within the webdav standard. It seems totally
> odd for me, since WEBDAV is an open standard that has already the
> versioning feature included. For me it would be the same as paying for
> the "send" feature in the ftp protocol, whereas "receiving" is free!
> 
> I appreciate any statement regarding to my issue.
> 
> Kindest regards.
> 
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