> Phillip Helbig writes:
> > > oh come! dont be *too* paranoid. if we have to pay a license fee to use
> > > ISO standards, the world will have become *very* odd...
> > From what I understand with regard to Fortran standards, if you want a
> > copy of the standard, you have to pay a substantial sum to ISO.
> that sounds like a reasonable fine for those using Fortran.
Well, it applies to ALL standards.
> you also have to buy newspapers and books and electricity and food.
Yes, of course, I have no problem with this in principle (I use VMS not
linux and don't mind paying for the work someone has done). However, if
one USEs a standard, in practice one would need a copy, so it's either
pay money or do it illegally.
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