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What if we all follow your idea

From: Pål Wester <pal.wester@never.no>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 13:12:22 +0200
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Like including a fee on everybody who cuts their
paper in 297x210mm. (DIN A4 papersize (476))
also made international by iso 216, but DIN is the
original source.

Even if the fee was RAND, they could make billions
on it as all of europe uses that as a standard document
size.

Now, who can they claim licence fees from?
Why not every firm who sells paper in those formats and
of cource the who produce machines who use them -
like printers....

To change from A4 to something else would be hard...
It's like someone stepping forward with the generic patent
on footwear. Would you stoped wearing shoes?

I think I make my own standard under GPL and use
that from now on.

(and as I thought of it, I stopped using HTML in mail)

mvh: Pål Wester
programmer
Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2001 07:15:48 GMT

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