From: Groepaz (groepaz_at_gmx.net)
Date: 2004-06-22 18:16:49
On Tuesday 22 June 2004 17:53, MagerValp wrote: > >>>>> "CP" == cphillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > CP> .. as happens with firewire (IEEE 1394) ports on DV cameras etc. > CP> Something like 50c to a dollar per port goes to Apple IIRC. > > Yes, and they're paying to use a Trademarked logo (Apple owns > "Firewire", Sony owns "iLink", i guess "IEEE1394" is free), as well as > for the patents covering the technonolgy. Ironstone owns neither > patents nor trademarks covering the ports. and most importantly, they could still make "IEEE1394 compatible" hardware without paying the licence fee - they just couldnt call it "firewire" or "ilink". gpz Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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