WARNING ABOUT CCI++ (Re: Proposal for MIME embedding)

Don't be fooled by the familiar "RFC-style" standards look.  This  
CCI++ thing is proprietary.  But you have to go to their Web site  
<URL:http://visembryo.ucsf.edu/eolas.html> to find that out:

##  Eolas will soon begin licensing rights to both CCI++(TM)
##  and MetaMAP(R) technologies.

Someone on the www-vrml list reported the following, much more  
insidious rumor (I have no confirmation however):

Leonardo@aol.com wrote:
> The rumor is that this company has rights to a UC pending
> patent that relates to any API that allows a Web browser to
> read a compound document that includes embedded programs.

What??  If that isn't obvious, I don't know what is.  I sure hope the  
patent office doesn't fall for this one, although I can't say I'm  

Paul Burchard	<burchard@math.utah.edu>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''

Received on Saturday, 21 January 1995 16:45:03 UTC