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From "Antonio Gallardo" <>
Subject Re: M$ publishes Word Document ML / Hello World Sample attached
Date Mon, 17 Nov 2003 23:05:31 GMT
Gianugo Rabellino dijo:
> Antonio Gallardo wrote:
>> Michael Hartle dijo:
>>>Hmm, basically, this sounds interesting, but according to the legal
>>> notice
>>>>There is a separate patent license available to parties interested in
>>>>implementing software programs that can read and write files that
>>>>conform to the Specification. This patent license is available at this
>>>Before adding the Microsoft schema to the CVS and thus probably
>>>implicitly accepting the patent license, some ASF lawyer better scan
>>>this throughly...
>> +1
>> I just simply does not understand why while developers (including me)
>> screaming for the formats descriptions of earlier implementations for
>> years and they does not reply nothing. It was simply propetary. If you
>> don't believe me, see POI project. They have hardtime documenting the MS
>> formats.
> Hold, the document format has been documented from quite a few time.
> There were public specs, and infact this was one of the major MS
> arguments ("hey, our file formats are public!"). Now, whether the
> available documentation was crap is a totally different issue. :-)

Anyway, by definition I don't believe in his SWEET help. Sorry, I hope to
be wrong in this. This is why I support this:

We need "scan the license" very carefully before take decision.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

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