DigiMaj: European Commission to exclude Open Source developers with patented standards?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 05 Feb 2008 17:49
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The European Commission is organizing next week in Brussels a conference on "European ICT standardisation policy at a crossroads: A new direction for global success". Among the papers in discussion for this conference, one paper suggests to allow RAND standards as general policy. The European Commission seems to listen to the big industry who contributed to the discussion paper. RAND standards (such as h264 or MPEG2) are a way to exclude FLOSS developers, because they require royalty payments that developers cannot afford.
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