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RE: [xml-dev] Re: W3C ridiculous new policy on patents

So they drag the well known gurus to court.  The court 
rules in favor of the patent holder.  The gurus pay up
or go to jail.  That should get the open source work 
done much faster since in jail, there may not be much 
else to do.  Or that patent is overturned.  Now you 
have a few gazillion left and your gurus have to 
spend a lot of time in court which unfortunately  
is not a great environment for coding, so the open 
source work doesn't get done.  To win you have to 

Sounds like a plan.  You can hire the Napster defense 
team for cheap these days.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Lowery [mailto:jlowery@scenicsoft.com]

One way of straightening out a situation is
open revolt. Perhaps the best approach is to target a ridiculous patent and
have several hundred well-known gurus openly violate the hell out of it in a
public fashion.