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RE: [xml-dev] Let's get real on W3C XForms 1.0 (why it stinks, to day)

At 12:07 PM 10/5/2001 -0700, Jim Ancona wrote:
>--- Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com> wrote:
> > At 08:53 AM 10/5/2001 -0700, Benjamin Franz wrote:
> >
> > >Draconian, sure. But it does the right thing by shifting the burden from
> > >everyone else in the world to find out that concept Y has been patented
> > >to the holder of the patent to _make known_ that they hold a patent on Y.
> > Draconian contract wording looks good, but violations are likely to be
> > commonplace despite it.
>But with Benjamin's wording, that wouldn't matter. If the company 
>fails to disclose, fine, they just granted the world a free license to use the
>patent to implement the recommendation.

And the first time someone tries to claim an "instant free license", watch 
the law suits fly -- nothing is that simple.


Ann Navarro, WebGeek Inc.
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