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Patent policy and SVG

From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 23:20:48 +1000
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Since there's been no comment on this list lately about patent policy,
this is just to note the fact that a lively discussion is going on in
the www-patentpolicy-comment list, in which the SVG-1.0 Recommendation has
been mentioned as precedent-setting (or beta-testing) for the acceptance
of RAND licensing in W3C Recommendations.  This is not intended to stir
up discussion of that topic here, but only to refer you to
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-patentpolicy-comment/

There's some discussion of the validity of the two patents that were
mentioned by number in the SVG IP statements, which would probably
be more appropriate here.  I'm looking for prior art for those (the Apple
and Kodak patents), because of implications for MNG.

I am not a lawyer, just a bystander trying to keep from becoming patent
road-kill.

Glenn Randers-Pehrson (PNG, MNG, libpng, ImageMagick)

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