W3C Statement on US Patent #5860073

From [1]:

  http://www.w3.org/ -- 8 February 1999 -- W3C is dedicated to creating
  specifications and software that are available to the public for any
  purpose and without fee or royalty. As the Web continues to grow in
  reach and utility, the W3C reiterates its commitment to the evolution
  of new technologies that may be implemented by all, without

  Recently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded patent #5860073
  for Style Sheet technology. Without complete legal analysis, W3C
  cannot make a statement regarding how the patent affects style sheet
  technologies (CSS, XSL) developed within W3C. We do note that Style
  sheets were used with the first Web browser, and proposals on
  cascading style sheets arose from CERN in 1994. Further, W3C's own
  licensing agreements reinforce its open practices.

[1] http://www.w3.org/1999/02/Patent-Statement


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