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Microsoft should just do a license deal with Eolas

From: Richard M. Smith <rms@computerbytesman.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 14:14:12 -0400
To: <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007101c36f22$8423b650$550ffea9@rms>

BTW, My reading of this situation is if Microsoft were willing to pay
ongoing royalities to Eolas, then no technical changes would have to
made in Internet Explorer.  The license agreement between Microsoft and
Eolas should also cover any 3rd party media player that runs in Internet
Explorer.  If such a deal were to be struck, then everyone else could go
about their business.  Ultimately these patent license fees could be
passed along to computer manufacturers who are already paying similar
fees for hardware patents.


-----Original Message-----
From: public-web-plugins-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-web-plugins-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Scott Cadillac
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 12:53 PM
To: public-web-plugins@w3.org
Subject: RE: Comprehensive Summary of the Issues?

Interesting musings Rui,

Please express yourself, but don't call this a comprehensive summary
editorializing your opinion at the same time.

This issue affects so many of us in so many different ways, that I think
only way to get through this is to focus on the technical issues

The case for standardization and conformity for public websites is one
thing, but I'm a private Intranet developer and I'm more interested in
impact on the business solutions I provide with MSIE. 

Right now we are all short on technical details and some time-frame for

Thank you for your links, some of these look very interesting.

Scott Cadillac,
XML-Extranet - http://xmlx.ca
403-281-6090 - scott@xmlx.ca
Well-formed Development
Extranet solutions using C# .NET, Witango, MSIE and XML

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-web-plugins-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-web-plugins-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Rui Carmo
> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 9:42 AM
> To: public-web-plugins@w3.org
> Subject: Comprehensive Summary of the Issues?
> Hello there.
> I've been looking for a comprehensive summary of both the 
> patent issues 
> and the alternatives Microsoft is investigating, and have so 
> far found 
> none.
> Even after some digging, I have found little hard data (which 
> led me to 
> some musings over at 
> http://mac.against.org/space/blog/2003-08-> 29.22:26 
> that have 
> some links to information I found 
> relevant).
> I have seen other requests for the implications of the suit in the 
> mailing-list archives, but as of yet no one seems to have sat 
> down and 
> written a comprehensive  overview of both legal issues and 
> consequences... Have I missed anything?
> Thanks,
> Rui Carmo
> http://mac.against.org
Received on Saturday, 30 August 2003 14:14:21 UTC

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