Correction and More on standards
Posted Dec 23, 2003 9:41 UTC (Tue) by NZheretic
In reply to: NOT SCO's copyright ! A letter of reply
Parent article: SCO's copyright letter
The second to last link is incorrect and should link as
Note that The SCO Group does not own the copyrights on any of those standards and it does not own clear title to the copyrights on most of the AT&T Unix base.
standard MAY !=free :But participants must declare
It is a requirement of the ISO, IEEE and ANSI standards body that participants involved in the development of standards must pre-declare and clearly lable and identify any section of a standard in developent that an implementation would be dependent upon a patent for which royalties must be paid.
Both AT&T and Santa Cruz Operation participated in the development of the POSIX / FIPS 151-X standards and they did not identify any such royalty/patent dependent section as required for Federal endorsed standards.
In terms of copyright, anyone and any organization who has purchased and ISO standard and any subsequent recipients, are free to release implementations based upon those standards.
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