Why do the proposed guidelines require that formats used in association with the icon be implementable by free and open source software developers?

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Why do the proposed guidelines require that formats used in association with the icon be implementable by free and open source software developers?

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Because the icon was originally created for use with free and open source software (FOSS), and because FOSS developers form a major part of the community promoting the use of web feeds for new and interesting applications. We don’t want there to be web syndication formats for which the icon is used but which we can’t implement (e.g., due to patent or other restrictions), and we believe other FOSS developers would agree.

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Because the icon was originally created for use with free and open source software (FOSS), and because FOSS developers form a major part of the community promoting the use of web feeds for new and interesting applications. We don’t want there to be web syndication formats for which the icon is used but which we can’t implement (e.g., due to patent or other restrictions), and we believe other FOSS developers would agree.

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