WARNING ABOUT CCI++ (Re: Proposal for MIME embedding)

Paul Burchard (burchard@horizon.math.utah.edu)
Sun, 22 Jan 1995 01:41:14 +0100

Don't be fooled by the familiar "RFC-style" standards look. This
CCI++ thing is proprietary. But you have to go to their Web site
<URL:http://visembryo.ucsf.edu/eolas.html> to find that out:

## Eolas will soon begin licensing rights to both CCI++(TM)
## and MetaMAP(R) technologies.

Someone on the www-vrml list reported the following, much more
insidious rumor (I have no confirmation however):

Leonardo@aol.com wrote:
> The rumor is that this company has rights to a UC pending
> patent that relates to any API that allows a Web browser to
> read a compound document that includes embedded programs.

What?? If that isn't obvious, I don't know what is. I sure hope the
patent office doesn't fall for this one, although I can't say I'm

Paul Burchard <burchard@math.utah.edu>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''