IP-Watch: Inside Views: Innovation Policy: The Balance Between Standards and Patent Regulation
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 30 Mar 2009 16:47
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
During the workshop it was Charles Schulz of Ars Aperta who articulated this frustration among SMEs as RAND referring to “RANDom licensing at the sight of competitors.” In his presentation, Schulz also pointed out that (F)RAND terms are discriminating against free software. Even RAND terms linked to zero royalties, the so-called RF-on-RAND (”Royalty Free on RAND”), RAND-RF (”RAND Royalty Free”) or RAND-Z (”RAND with Zero royalties”) can exhibit the same problems if they do not permit sublicensing, for instance.
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