[clug] Your Best arguments please

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Aug 12 23:18:31 EST 2003

On Saturday, August 9, 2003, at 12:36 , Christopher Yeoh wrote:

> Is something like Java an open standard? Is a
> specification that is patent encumbered an open standard?

You don't store your documents in Java - you write your code in Java.

One would presume that the document format would not be (allowed to be) 
patent encumbered. As long as the Java source is available, you're 
breaching no patents by reverse engineering it to develop another 
program to read the existing documents.

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