The World Wide Web Consortium has released
yet another patent policy draft; there is a review period going through the end of April. According to the press release:
"The W3C Royalty-Free license requirements are now consistent with
generally recognized Open Source licensing terms.
" The policy still allows patent holders to impose field-of-use requirements, however. For details, see the policy draft
or the "last call issues list"
which gives the working group's responses to concerns with the previous draft.
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