But the organisations who have had their lawyers do this research and gotten
an opinion could publish it, no?
Part of the problem perhaps is that the waters between licence issues due to
patents risks and patent risks to distributors are not quite clear (it seems from
this discussion anyway). E.g. a possible issue here, I wonder, is that publishing
such legal opinion might help clarify risk generally, but not be helpful to the risks
faced by the publishing organisation?