Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07

Richard Stallman wrote:
> However, it may be true that we don't have much of a choice in this
> matter.  Certain aspects of OOXML are patented by Microsoft, in the US
> and some other countries.  Microsoft offers a gratis patent license,
> on conditions that do not allow free implementations.  To change OOXML
> enough that we could distribute an implementation of it in the US
> would be a very big change.
> See


Can you quote your sources when you say that the patent grant from
Microsoft does not cover free software implementation?

The link above only talks about XPS which is NOT part of the OpenXML


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