From: ken ross (ken.ross1_at_virgin.net)
Date: 2004-06-22 18:39:53
>>>>>> "CP" == cphillips <email@example.com> 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. > the last report of a payment was 25 cents but i thik it's been quietly dropped ?. ( as my 7300 can never use firewire i'm not going worrying about the thing anyway !) here's a couple of items that seems to indicate it's free now ? >Apple's FireWire logo adopted by Trade Association >By Jim Dalrymple >May 29, 2002 10:10 am >The 1394 Trade Association today announced with Apple that the association >would officially adopt Apple's FireWire trademark, logo and symbol as a >brand identity for IEEE 1394. >______ >This is a no-fee license agreement between the TA and Apple. Apple has >also given the association the right to sub-license the FireWire Trademark >for use on products, packaging and promotion of the standard. >___________ >August 7, 2002, 12:15 PM PDT By Ian Fried >Staff Writer, CNET News.com > >Aiming to spur adoption of FireWire in consumer electronics, Apple >Computer said Wednesday that it will give away software that helps device >makers add the high-speed port to their products. >__________ > >The decision to give away the technology comes as FireWire is facing >increased competition from USB 2.0. Apple has also moved in recent weeks >to offer a free license of the FireWire name to those who adopt the port, >also known by its technical name IEEE 1394. The new version of USB offers >roughly similar speeds as FireWire and is becoming a standard on new PCs. >_________ ------- http://members.tripod.com/~petlibrary http://www.icpug.org.uk/national http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/skyscraper/perl/316 Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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