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Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] Anyone else rather perturbed by IBM's recentannouncement....
> IBM has a patent covering electronic agreements which dates from before the > ebXML CPA work started. We disclosed it recently in accordance with OASIS > policy which is "reasonable and nondiscriminatory licensing" (RAND). This is quite disturbing. I had no idea OASIS permitted patent abuse in it's process. This could seriously harm the adoption of ebXML. Can anyone comment on the validity of IBM's claim?
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