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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@buni.org>
Subject Re: Rejection of any ENCUMBERED Microsoft Donation to POI
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:18:04 GMT
Thanks Nick.  I'm reading this.  This looks very helpful.  To others:
For me at least the font was really bad (maybe it doesn't embed the font 
in the PDF and it is picking an unfortunate font on Ubuntu?), if you 
paste the link into google it converts it to html and uses a nicer font.

Nick Burch wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
>> Get explicit clarification on the OSP from an actual lawyer or Microsoft.
> 
> Baker & McKenize, who are a top IP law firm, have actually produced such 
> a report/clarification on the OSP:
> http://www.bakernet.com/NR/rdonlyres/EEE2F422-F747-42CA-9DAA-E72F751A2FFA/0/london_it_openxmlstandardisation_publication_jan08.pdf

> 
> 
> Section 3.2 in particular is worth a read, since it does appear to 
> clarify that there is a non-discriminatory, free of charge license on 
> all the Microsoft patents, so we (and our users) are OK. The whole 
> document's only about 10 pages, so I'd strongly recommend that people 
> have a read of it.
> 
> Nick
> 
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