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Re: SVG Patent Licensiong

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 05:57:32 +0200
Message-ID: <3B5F952C.52BAA54@w3.org>
To: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
CC: www-svg@w3.org

Dave J Woolley wrote:
> > From: Robert DiBlasi [SMTP:r_diblasi@hotmail.com]
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2001/07/SVG10-IPR-statements.html
> >
> [DJW:]  This appears to have an internal conflict
> in that Adobe are listed as royalty free in the summary,
> but the later text seems to make this conditional on
> everyone else being royalty free, a condition that
> is not met.

In other words, if you do not claim royalties from them, they give a
royalty free license and thus the whole question of what patents they
have ansd whether they apply simply does not arise). What adobe also
said though was that if a company gives them a rand license, they give a
rand license back.

> Also, the links from the summary are to a closed part
> of the web site.

Yes. The original call for license terms and patent disclosures was W3C
Member only. Then there was, shall we say, a bunch of talking.

What you see further down the page is the final, eventual statement that
each company made, the one that actually applies.

Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2001 23:57:36 UTC

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