OSI and ISO
des at des.no
Wed Apr 21 01:17:36 UTC 2010
Cinly Ooi <cinly.ooi at gmail.com> writes:
> ISO permits RAND (Random and Non-discriminatory) licensing. Any
> standards that use it, and there is a lot of them, will by necessity
> fails OSI requirement.
which includes terms such as "anybody can use it as long as they pay us
$X per shipped copy" (violates OSD §1). Not sure if it also includes
"anybody can use it as long as they pay us $X per shipped copy and don't
conduct business in or with Iran or North Korea", although the two are
effectively equivalent if the standard describes technology covered by
patents owned by a US company or institution.
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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