Feb 16, 2004

Microsoft SQL Server: Reporting Services Product Overview

Microsoft SQL Server: Reporting Services Product Overview Crystal Decisions (or whatever name they have now) isn't happy with this, I think. Also it's a shame RDL not being a truly open standard (just read the license in the initial pages of the spec pdf). It goes like that:

"look at it but it is ours, you may give comments back that we will happily incorporate and make it ours too, and you may implement a product based on it but we have many patents on it so that you'll probably have to pay us to use it"

Well the idea is good, but I stopped reading the spec after the license, because I prefer to work out an alternative open standard. Any candidates? I couldn't find anyone with Google, or perusing the W3C site...
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