On Thursday 25 May 2006 21:28 nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> A major unknown is licensing, which Microsoft has not yet addressed.
> "Licensing can kill this," Wells said.
> End quote
> Even if Microsoft's format is better than jpeg, even if the standard is
> open and free of charge (unlikely), if you were a developer, or if you
> simply wished to archive image files, would you trust them not to
> change the format in the future in an attempt to lock you in? That is
> your point, isn't it?
"A full Windows Media Photo Specification (.doc) is available via this page"
"You will, of course, have to agree to a "Microsoft Corporation Technical
Documentation License Agreement for the specification 'Windows Media
Photo'" before getting your eager mitts on the blurb"!!
That seems to hint that it will be pretty Open...........?