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Re: (Second) Last Call for XPointer 1.0
- From: Jonathan Borden <email@example.com>
- To: Daniel.Veillard@imag.fr, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:27:13 -0500
Daniel Veillard wrote:
> I will just note that exhibiting prior art is not sufficient.
> You also need some legal action to take place before getting a
> patent removed, right ? (I would be soooo happy if I was wrong !)
That's not the point. It is one thing to issue a statement to the effect
"While we take no position on the validity of the claim, a member of the W3C
has informed us that certain provisions of the XPointer specification fall
under patent ..."
It is entirely another thing to impose conditions on the mere reading of the
XPointer specification which by the way is simply silly language that anyone
who has ever been involved in the drafting of a software contract ought know