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Re: Microsoft should just do a license deal with Eolas

From: SerpentMage (Christian Gross) <mailing@devspace.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 23:15:41 +0200
Message-ID: <3F5113FD.5050506@devspace.com>
To: public-web-plugins@w3.org

Richard M. Smith wrote:

> My reading of claim #1 is that one must be the browser business in order
> to infringe on the Eolas '906 patent.  I don't see why a plugin company
> should pay anything because of a dispute between Microsoft and Eolas.
>
You are right there...  But this is a community issue that affects all 
of us.  Is it justified to say that MS should pay the royalities so that 
others can profit?  Yes MS has an interest in keeping the community 
alive, but also MS has an interest in keeping their company profitable.

Christian Gross
Received on Saturday, 30 August 2003 17:15:44 GMT

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