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LXer: An Interview with Lawrence Rosen, Open Source Lawyer

Dec 07, 2005, 18:15 (3 Talkback[s])
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"LXer: What difference did you perceive in that latest statement of the Microsoft offer to allow their Open XML to warrant your support?

"Rosen: Microsoft's covenant not to sue satisfied my concerns in ways that their earlier license did not: (1) it was consistent with sublicensing, and (2) it required no notice provision to be inserted into our licenses. Once those two conditions were satisfied, then the Microsoft offer was not substantively different from the Sun and Adobe offers for similar technology..."

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