[pdftex] Adobe Battles Backward-Compatibility Woes
jtr at uni-bonn.de
Tue Apr 11 10:02:06 CEST 2006
Am 10.04.2006 um 22:29 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:
> Adobe payed people for developing the PDF standard, hence I think
> Adobe is the owner. Adobe has to provide new features in order to
> provide new products. New products are needed to make sure that they
> can pay their employees in the future.
> I prefer open standards, but i cannot agree with making Adobe's PDF
> specification people's property.
> Making private property people's property is communism.
Then I think it's great to have so many communists around in big
companies and institutions, like IBM or CERN, who make their own
private properties people's properties - where would we stand when
CERN (which paid Tim Berners-Lee) would have asked to pay duties to
everyone who surfs the web???
Dr. Joachim Trinkwitz E-Mail: jtr at uni-bonn.de
Germanistisches Seminar Tel.: 0228-737565
der Universität Bonn Fax: 0228-737479
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