[Scribus] offtopic: microsoft must pay to adobe to include pdf exportcapability

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Mon Jun 5 18:30:41 CEST 2006

avox a ?crit :
> Khiraly wrote:
>>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 :-)
> /Andreas
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