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RE: ENQUIRY ABOUT WHO OWNS THE HTML !!

From: Gray Jonathan-AJG003C <Jonathan_Gray-AJG003C@email.mot.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 14:12:53 +0100
Message-ID: <79AF74155C3BD311A5280008C77328FA01E8ECE5@zwg04exm02.corp.mot.com>
To: "'Eric van der Vlist'" <vdv@dyomedea.com>, Jon Haworth <JHaworth@witanjardine.co.uk>
Cc: "'ADNAN BARADI'" <adnanbaradi@joinnet.com.jo>, "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Thats all lies I own it personally. 

The first to find out how many pages on the web have <html></html> somewhere in them gets 10 percent. ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric van der Vlist [mailto:vdv@dyomedea.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 12:54 PM
To: Jon Haworth
Cc: 'ADNAN BARADI'; 'www-html@w3.org'
Subject: Re: ENQUIRY ABOUT WHO OWNS THE HTML !!


Jon Haworth wrote:
> 
> No-one "owns" HTML, like no-one "owns" C++. Companies own HTML editors - for
> example, Microsoft owns FrontPage - but then companies also own C++
> compilers (Microsoft owns Visual C++).

This is slightly different since a single organization, the W3C, is
clearly at the origin of HTML and do claim a copyright [1] on it.

Away from legal issues, when one sees what kind of documents are
accepted and generated by the software vendor, one may wonder who really
"owns" html, though...

Eric

[1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice-20000612

> The standard for HTML is laid out by the W3C, but I guess you already know
> that or you wouldn't be posting to this list... would you....?
> 
> So what's this breakthrough all about then?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ADNAN BARADI [mailto:adnanbaradi@joinnet.com.jo]
> Sent: 13 December 2000 12:15
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: ENQUIRY ABOUT WHO OWNS THE HTML !!
> 
> Date:            Dec. 13, 2000
> 
> To:                www-html@w3.org
> 
> From:            Adnan Baradi,
>                     BARADI GROUP,
> Address:        USA & JORDAN,
> 
> Greetings,
> 
> PLEASE, WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, WHO OWNS THE (HTML) AT PRESENT !!  IS IT
> STILL RELATED TO THE FOUNDERS AT SWITZERLAND, WHAT EVER THE ANSWER
> TO THIS, IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE THEIR FULL ADDRESS, BESIDE THEIR E-MAIL
> ADDRESS, DO THEY HAVE A WEB
> SITE?
> 
> WHAT ABOUT MICROSOFT AND NETS SCAPE, DO THEY OWN A COPYWRITE TO THE
> HTML, IF THEY ARE INVOLVED WITH THE OWNER SHIP, WHAT IS BRIEFLY THE
> SITUATION.  IF WE HAVE A CERTAIN BREAKTHROUGH OR ADDITIONAL ALTERNATIVE
> ENHANCING CERTAIN CODES, SUCH AS AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ENHANCING THE
> COLOR CODING, WHICH IS BASED UPON THE HTML COLOR CODES, BUT WITH A
> DRAMATIC CHANGE AND ENHANCEMENT,  DO WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE IT AS A
> COPYRIGHT AND ACCORDINGLY, CAN WE BE THE OWNERS (ALONE) TO OUR
> COPYRIGHTS, OR WE HAVE TO SHARE IT WITH A SECOND OR THIRD PARTY, OR
> DOESN'T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO USE, ORGANIZE, SPREAD OUR NEW CODES, TAKING
> ADVANTAGE OF IT.
> 
> APPRECIATE YOUR QUICK REPLY.  THANKS AND BEST REGARDS.
> 
> ADNAN BARADI
> adnanbaradi@joinnet.jo
> 
> &/
> ZIAD BARADI
> ziadbaradi@prodigy.net

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