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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Looks like Sun responded to the Open Letter
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:41:26 GMT
On 8/27/07, Dalibor Topic <robilad@kaffe.org> wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@...> writes:
> >
> > how much commercial branding opportunity is there around the vast
> > majority of specs?  (hint : 0)
> In that case, those specs should be developed in a collaborative fashion, open
> source RI, TCK, CC-licensed spec, etc.


if the specification brand is worthless then it seems unlikely that
the commercial rights to create an implementation of that spec will be
worth very much. in this case, it makes commercial sense for the
specification leader to reduce their costs by acting as a gate keeper
for contributions from the rest of the community.

> Why does the EC let specs without commercial branding opportunity have
> proprietary terms for TCKs, RIs and specifications? Why let something
> commercially irrelevant operate under NDAs?

dunno :-)

- robert

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