An outline proposal

Dave Pawson dave.pawson at
Fri Oct 15 11:35:08 CEST 2010

On 15 October 2010 09:59, Alex Brown <alexb at> wrote:
> Dave
>> ZLIB Compressed Data Format Specification , and 1951, DEFLATE
>> Compressed Data Format Specification."
> RFC 1951 claims that  it "[c]an be implemented readily in a manner not covered by patents, and hence can be practiced freely". Whether that's true or not I suppose would only be decided in a court of law in case of dispute.

It was the 'based on' (rather than strictly following) that held my attention.

> As I understand it all the specification we are discussing (OOXML, ODF, EPUB and W3C widgets) make use of the DEFLATE compression method.
> In general, I suspect a consideration of IPR issues will need to take place as part of what we are doing, but first I think we need more facts on the table and a clear idea of what technical features we will want to standardize ...

technical features.. = requirements?
If so +1.

How to get a legal eagle from ISO to help us?


Dave Pawson
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