From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 21 2003 - 19:36:23 EST
At 12:15 PM 3/21/03 -0800, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>Let's try this one on for size:
>However, if you load the list of ISO/IEC 10646 character codes 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.
I assume that this is nothing more than an ill-expressed attempt to cover the
situation where someone is trying to sell a commercial publication
free information ISO provides.
In other words, I can understand that ISO (or ANSI) would not like to allow
people to charge for the publication of information since that's ISO's
However, it would be good to get confirmation of this interpretation (and
ISO to update their language). It's unacceptable to have this loose wording
impede the use of this kind of standard.
If there really is an attempt to license the use (= implementation) of the
not just its republication, then the appropriate response might be to look for
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