>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):
>> 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
Is this going to be one of those Compton multimedia patent things again?