[Openstandaarden] RAND licensing & OASIS

Herman Bruyninckx Herman.Bruyninckx at mech.kuleuven.ac.be
Thu Feb 24 08:44:19 CET 2005

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Peter Strickx wrote:

> The PICTS (Permanent ICT Steering group) from the Belgian Federal Government 
> is on the verge of
> accepting OASIS as a 'recognized Standards organization' (ie. standards from 
> OASIS would be 'recommended' standards and become mandatory standards within 
> a 3-6 month time frame). However, an essential element in our 'standards 
> policy' is the availability of  open source  and free software 
> implementations of  the approved standards (or at least the possibility to 
> have them available as open source/free software in the future).  If the new 
> RAND licensing scheme hinders open source and/or free software 
> implementations we will no longer adopt OASIS standards as 'recognized' 
> standards within our organization.
I support your decision!

Herman Bruyninckx

   K.U.Leuven, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Research Group
<http://people.mech.kuleuven.ac.be/~bruyninc> Tel: +32 16 322480

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