[OpenSCAD] New 3MF file format

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri May 1 13:39:01 EDT 2015


On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM, doug moen <doug at moens.org> wrote:
> I haven't read the 3MF format spec, but it sounds superficially a lot like
> AMF, with maybe a few additional features. AMF is also an XML based format,
> which means it is easily extensible. Microsoft could have used or extended
> AMF, but my experience with Microsoft and standards committees is that they
> don't like to play in other people's sandboxes. They generally want to own
> the sandbox.

I have zero interest in supporting a vendor-extended "standard".

If Microsoft wants to lead the pack, they have to open this up.  Period.

>> The broad exceptions in Item 3 of Option 2 tells you that anything you
>> create *will* be deemed infringing, because you'll be innovating in a
>> related field that's not covered by the FRAND license. The only question
>> will be whether you have enough money to make you a worthwhile target.

Exactly.

>> I. Am. Not. A. Lawyer.

Ditto.

-ethan




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