Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 20:12 UTC
Microsoft It seems like Microsoft is accepting the outcome of the appeal case yesterday. The company has released an update for OEMs in the United States that strips the infringing feature from the ubiquitous word processor. "The following patch is required for the United States."
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RE[2]: not trolling
by hornett on Thu 24th Dec 2009 09:16 UTC in reply to "RE: not trolling"
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Other technologies are covered by patents but are also an ISO standard; for example H.264 / ISO 14496-10

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RE[3]: not trolling
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Dec 2009 09:54 in reply to "RE[2]: not trolling"
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Other technologies are covered by patents but are also an ISO standard; for example H.264 / ISO 14496-10


This is true. The patent holders must want for their technology to be a standard, and they must offer the technology to the ISO for use as (or as part of) a standard under RAND terms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reasonable_and_Non_Discriminatory_Lice...

This is not the case for i4i's "custom XML" technology, which is called out as part of the ISO standard 29500.

It is interesting that my previous post, which raises the point, has been modded down. Apparently some OSNews readers cannot handle the truth.

Since this apprears to be controversial to some readers, here is some backup, from Microsoft OOXML supporter Rick Jelliffe:

http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2009/12/microsoft-loses-appeal-on-cust...
"Microsoft has to remove CustomXML support, so I expect that IS 29500 would have it removed."

Edited 2009-12-24 10:08 UTC

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