[pdftex] Adobe Battles Backward-Compatibility Woes

Hilmar Preusse hille42 at web.de
Sun Apr 30 20:44:37 CEST 2006

On 11.04.06 Joachim Trinkwitz (jtr at uni-bonn.de) wrote:


> > 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???
Isn't the CERN an institution paid by the public e.g. the European
community. I.e. it is paid by people from the taxes. From these kind
of institutions I expect a little bit more to get back than from a
private company.
But, this is definitely off topic here.

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