Re: Mandombe

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2012 14:59:26 -0700

On 6/9/2012 1:14 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> 2012/6/9 Asmus Freytag<>:
>> People may make claims all they want, but it's a question of whether such
>> claims are enforceable.
> But it's not up to us to test it. There's just a proposal by someone
> that also claims copyright and patents at the same time in the same
> document.

You conveniently removed my next sentence from your quote:

" To give advice on that would be a matter for legal counsel."

I think neither you nor I are qualified to make definite judgements here.

Obviously, the best thing in a situation like that is to get the
submitters to formally release all claims as they relate to encoding and
to implementations of the encoding. It would still take legal counsel to
decide whether such a release is, in fact, effective.

However, my point was, just because somebody "claims" something, it's
not an immediate or irrevocable stop to encoding. Otherwise, anyone
could make baseless claims to prevent the encoding of anything.

In this case, I suspect that the people making these registrations might
have hoped that this would help their cause of getting the script
supported in the standard. Clearly, it's made it more difficult to
proceed, and it would be best if they could be made to understand the
issues and what actions they could take to make it easier to process
their submission.

Looks like that's what the UTC decided to do and therefore there's no
issue that needs to be discussed here on this list.

Received on Sat Jun 09 2012 - 17:02:39 CDT

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