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Re: W3C as Golden Goose (was RE: [xml-dev] [Fwd: W3C ridiculous newpolicy on patents])
- From: Rex Brooks <email@example.com>
- To: Don Park <firstname.lastname@example.org>, David Brownell <email@example.com>,"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 05:16:17 -0700
Title: Re: W3C as Golden Goose (was RE: [xml-dev] [Fwd:
Having served on the IPR Task Force for the Web3D Consortium and
having written the ipr policy of HumanMarkup group before it came
under OASIS auspices which supercede those, I can say that RAND
utterly demolishes anything resembling open standards. Yes, it is THAT
And shortly after that... interoperability. The good news is that
such a scheme is likely to be short-lived and may prove to strengthen
the understanding that open standards actually are necessary, even for
those companies who are willingly signing their own death warrants
with this policy.
The one proviso that I have not seen addressed yet is this: Does
this policy allow retroactivation of patents currently not
Following is the first sentence in the definition of
""Essential Claims" refers to all claims in any
patent or patent application with an effective filing date within one
year and one day after the publication of the first Public
Working Draft, in any jurisdiction in the world that would necessarily
be infringed by implementation of the recommendation."
Let the lawsuits flow...
At 11:54 PM -0700 10/1/01, Don Park wrote:
While W3C is guilty of being gullible, we
need to protest against the few
W3C members who are pushing W3C to fast-track the new patent policy.
can't afford to turn this into just another W3C vs. Common Sense
while those who seek to subvert W3C into their golden goose hide
Some names I saw in messages going around are: Apple, HP, IBM, Kodak,
Quark. Anyone else? We need to get the list of suspects
and let the media
have a field day.
> From: David Brownell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]> This
proposal is a
pre-emptive attempt to prevent
> the rebels from being able to arm, though. Did you
> even read it? It's pretty bad. And the way W3C
> seems to be fast-tracking it is worrisome.
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