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Specification != IP? (Was: Re: [edlug] EU Forcing Microsoft to Open Source?)




Peter G. Hancock wrote:

The point I'd like to make is that a _specification_ cannot possibly be claimed as intellectual property ... if it really exists.

Interesting.... A specification can be copyrighted, it can be described in legal process as a trade secret, it can be the output of an ISO9001 process and and the man at the ministry can declare it to be classified, secret or even "For Your Eyes Only". Surely just because it ain't code doesn't mean it ain't IP?


Gareth
An IP design engineer.



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