Community Group for Markdown Standardization

Karl Dubost karld at
Wed Nov 21 10:05:46 EST 2012


Le 21 nov. 2012 à 19:15, Jelks Cabaniss a écrit :

> So if by some chance Markdown were to become a W3C Recommendation, it would be patented by default?

The patent policy is not to patent things. It is to protect technologies against patents. This is the opposite :)

The patent policy says in very short that all participants of a group accept:

1. The technology published by the group will be Royalty Free

2. Any member of the group which has a patent on that technology should declare it to the rest of the group and explain their intent about it. So the group can find another solution for a specific feature if the company which owns the patent doesn't want to give it away.

Karl Dubost -
Developer Relations, Opera Software

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