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   Re: [OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 09:52:12 -0500

At 06:33 PM 1/24/00 -0600, Len Bullard wrote:
>The lesson is:  patent as fast as you can.  MPEG does and they 
>are going to make money.  Someone has to pay for the stock bubble.

Apple tried that with FireWire and IEEE 1394 process has suffered mightily.
 Unless I buy a Mac, I don't ever expect to see FireWire/1394 in any real use.

It could've been a contender...

Imagine if we were trying to sell XML with a licensing fee!  That'd be fun,
even if it were possible.

Simon St.Laurent
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