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

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
> "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 UTC