From: Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 23 2007 - 06:50:43 CST
> Did you ever actually try to get a licence from IBM? While I too would
> far rather have seen BOCU-1 be freely available, the language says "IBM
> would like to offer a royalty free license to this patent upon request
> to implementers of a fully compliant version of BOCU-1"; if you'd been
> denied a license that would be surprising.
After I implemented BOCU-1, I contacted IBM to obtain a free license.
I received a fax back asking what company I worked for, so they could
issue the license to them. When I responded that I was an independent
developer and the license was for me personally, I stopped getting
responses, despite repeated attempts.
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