From: Roozbeh Pournader (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 21 2003 - 15:10:59 EST
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Michael Everson wrote:
> >However, if you load the list of country codes and names in a
> >commercial product, thus giving an added value to your product, we
> >consider it normal that ISO asks for the payment of a royalty fee.
What about Open Source software like ICU (that is already including the
stuff as a whole to some degree)? A royalty-driven system won't work
because everyone will be granted rights to distribute the product with or
without changes. Should I pay a fee to ISO if I copy ICU for my friend and
ask two dollars for it?
> >I am not an expert on these matters and I would suggest that you contact Mr
> >Chabot to discuss details with him should you have
> >further need for clarification.
Please do so if you have the time. This looks very insane to me, specially
when Open Source software is considered.
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