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Subject: RE: [office]Welcome to join UOML TC that deals with document operation language
Patrick, Regarding UOML IPR policy, although it is not royal free mode, it is already maxium open under current condition. 1. It is royal free for all UOML applications, including all end users. 2. Only vendors who implement UOML need pay patent fee. There will be no more than 10 companies need pay, occupy less than 1%. For the other 99.99%+, it is free. 3. The royal fee is charged by fix percentage. That means, no matter there exists how many contributors, the royalty payments remain unchanged . i.e. More contributors, same royalty payments. The patent pool will distribute royal fee among the contributors. 4. Since the royal fee is charged by revenue percentage, the royalty payment will be zero if the docbase software is freeware. Only the vendor who want make money will be charged. 5. Currently, we can't give up all IPR right now. UOML will break MS's monopolization, I can't predict what kind of action MS will take to destroy it. I beleive MS will try to "dirty" it in future. We must remain some weapon to cope with it. 6. Compare with DVD, the IPR policy of UOML just like charging to encoder only, free for every player. I think it is open enough in current stage. I beleive that holding some necessary IPR currently will help the industry and the end users. We will open more in future if the open model has been set up and the new industry is strong enough that the monopolizer is unable to hurt it. Regards -Alex -----Original Message----- From: Patrick Durusau [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:20 AM To: email@example.com Cc: OASIS Office Subject: Re: [office]Welcome to join UOML TC that deals with document operation language Alex, I must confess that the UOML TC is of interest, particularly if it results in a generalized mapping solution between different XML formats. However, I do note that the schedule for the TC, a working draft by 31 March 2007, appears to simply be an endorsement of a current draft on which your company and others assert IPR. While I am very interested in mapping solutions, I am definitely not interested in standardizing a particular group's IP in order to help create a market for it. You might want to note that such a plan was tried with DRM for multi-media in ISO (the MPEG standard) and the upshot was that no vendors would agreed to use it. Should the UOML group form another TC, one not under RAND, please let me know. Hope you are having a great day! Patrick Wang Donglin wrote: >TC members, >UOML(Unstructured Operation Markup Language) TC is a new formed OASIS >TC to define document operation language standard. It is the best way for document interoperation(e.g. interoperation between Open Office and MS Office) by providing an easy, effective and unified way to generate, read, write, display, print, edit document. I beleive it is useful to you, and hope you can join this TC to make the standard meeting your requirements. >The first meeting of UOML TC will be held on Feb. 6th. To join this TC >from begining, you need to participate at least 15 days prior to the first meeting. >http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200701/msg00003.html > >-Alex >UOML TC Convener > > > > > > > > -- Patrick Durusau Patrick@Durusau.net Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005 Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!