From: Michael Yau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 21 2003 - 14:23:23 EST
Also, I heard that the licensing is on a yearly basis.
Michael Everson wrote:
> A representative of ISO sent this to me today.
>> I do not know about ANSI but for ISO/CS the quote given below from
>> ex.html is certainly correct.
>> We make a distinction between implementation and commercial use.
> I have no idea how they manage to get their heads around this one.
>> Anyone can buy the standard - or download the codes from our website
>> free of
>> charge - and use them within their company for any application they want
>> without having to pay any licence fee due to ISO.
>> 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
>> that ISO asks for the payment of a royalty fee. Purchasing an electronic
>> copy (e.g. one of the MSAccess databases) from our Web store gives
>> you only
>> the same right i.e. if you want to create a for sale product licence
>> can apply. (But one can choose another possibility which is to let
>> download the country codes.)
>> Implementations like drop-down lists on webpages or the use of ISO
>> codes in software implementing other standards which quote ISO 3166-1 as
>> normative reference is of course not subject to a licence fee.
>> 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.
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