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RE: (Second) Last Call for XPointer 1.0

Yes and no.  I have to waffle here because groups such 
as MPEG make no secret of the fact they are influencing 
standards and including patent pools.   This does happen. 
I don't like it but it does.  Sometimes to keep a 
standard in forward motion, one accepts that the common 
technology is a patented one.

In this particular case, the claim is fairly absurd on the
surface.  Given that Eve is not absurd, I guess there are 
subsurface properties of which we are not aware.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

From: Ann Navarro [mailto:ann@webgeek.com]

The W3C has made calls for prior art to fight patent assertions in the 
past, I wouldn't expect that policy to change. With all respect to Eve, 
Sun's "offer" for the licensing is inappropriate in an consortium-based 
standards body, and should not attempt to force submissions of what 
otherwise could be true IP of other companies into the open-source space.

I would certainly lobby for a rejection of any document containing such a