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Re: We must fork the SVG standard (was: SVGA 1.0 uses RAND -> DO NOT ! implement it, DO NOT ! use it)

From: Daniel Phillips <phillips@bonn-fries.net>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 20:39:08 +0200
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Jason Antony <jemvai777@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <20011007184014Z16212-17200+1318@humbolt.nl.linux.org>
On October 6, 2001 04:11 pm, Chris Lilley wrote:
> You have not shown that SVG is encumbered.

This document indicates that SVG is encumbered:


There are two possibilities:

  1) The document is right, and W3C has endorsed a patent-encumbered 
     standard that blesses the right of participants in the creation of
     that standard to collect royalties on the use of it

   2) The document is wrong, and the acceptance of the SVG Recommendation
      was premature because it is unfinished.
Which do you choose: patent encumbered or prematurely accepted?  It is one
or the other.  In either case the SVG recommendation is horribly flawed.

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