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   Re: Software patent debate: we lose round one

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@XML.ORG>
  • Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 13:15:50 -0400

At 09:01 AM 5/29/00 -0700, Dave Winer wrote:
>Rick, speaking as a US citizen and voter, it's unfair to make this a
>US-vs-Everyone thing. The patent problem is international. I got to see this
>first-hand this January in Davos, there was a lunch session on patents, and
>it isn't just the Americans that are filing web business process patents,
>and not all the Americans were in favor of the new rules. Dave

Speaking as a US citizen and voter, despite my Quebecois name, it's our job
to make sure that our government doesn't foist this system on the rest of
the world.

I actually wouldn't mind it being a US-vs-Everyone thing, as sometimes
that's what it takes to demonstrate that we don't always lead the world.

(We already have measurement systems to demonstrate that, of course.)

Simon St.Laurent
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