Related link: http://xml.coverpages.org/clippings200301.html#clip2003-01-14-c
Taken at face value, I think this means that MS is advocating the following:
Claiming that they have patents pending to pieces of the technology that are necessary to implement this spec.
Are willing to grant ROYALTY-FREE rights to the technology–provided that OASIS and other contributing TC members grant reciprocal rights to anything else they might themselves be holding patents to.
It sounds like a reasonable to way to protect one’s investment–not necessarily any malicious intent
here. Does anyone have any real experiences with regard to this to indicate otherwise?
As always, your thoughts on this are welcome and encouraged.