The minutes, which were released Monday, present both sides of the RF (Royalty Free) vs RAND (Reasonable and Non- Discriminatory) argument (BrucePerens outlines the basics of RF and RAND quite nicely). tbl, who was at the meeting by telephone, seems to be quite clearly on the side of an RF recommendation, although the minutes present the pros and cons of both RF and RAND. It's good that they're thinking the whole thing through IMHO, so that whichever way they veer as a consortium (and I'm personally betting on RF), they have the down sides covered.
A summary of a teleconference held by the PPWG on 25th October is available, basically confirming that the PPWG is about ready to request feedback from the W3C Advisory Committee next week.
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