[Scribus] offtopic: microsoft must pay to adobe to include pdf exportcapability
Mon Jun 5 16:47:42 CEST 2006
> Its a bit offtopic, but anyway;)
> Why Microsoft must pay to adobe if wantto include pdf export capability
> to microsoft office?:
> Is pdf/X-3 not an accepted iso standard, or am I misread something?
> Can somebody clarify me, why for example scribus dont need to pay to
> adobe for example?
Well, PDF patent issues aren't precisely off-topic :-)
In this case it looks that Adobe bases their action on anti-trust claims
(if they really want to do that, so far I've heard only the MS side).
I don't think they could base a lawsuit against MS solely based on patents
without damaging PDF really bad. I'm also pretty sure that they have
to ensure all patents concerning standard ahve to be licensed on a
non-discriminating basis (and in this case also royalty-free).
I'm pretty sure they won't be able to base a lawsuit against Scribus
or OO.o on an anti-trust claim :-)
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