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Official statement from Microsoft concerning CSS, XSL and US Pate nt No. 5,860,073

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 11:47:47 -0800
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B90C3114A7@RED-MSG-47>
To: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>, standards@mercury.projectcool.com
There has been much discussion of this issue on both of these lists, so I
thought it might be appropriate to forward this statement to these lists as
well.
> "Microsoft agrees that any W3C member or other party will be able to
> obtain a license under Microsoft's US Patent No. 5,860,073 to implement
> and use the technology described in W3C Recommendations for Cascading
> Style Sheets (CSS) and the EXtensible Style Language (XSL) for the purpose
> of supporting such standards, on a royalty-free basis. One condition of
> this license shall be the party's agreement to not assert patent rights
> against Microsoft and other companies for their implementation of those
> standards. Microsoft expressly reserves all other rights it may have in
> the material and subject matter of this contribution."
> -Chris Wilson
> Internet Explorer Team
> Microsoft Corporation
> 
Received on Tuesday, 9 March 1999 14:47:50 GMT

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