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Re: [xml-dev] Re: W3C ridiculous new policy on patents
- From: Bart Schuller <email@example.com>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 22:49:39 +0200
On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 08:55:59AM -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> If a company has the funding, they can defend the open software
> projects from which they derive their profits. That is a
> cost of business for them just as it is for all of us in
> this business. They can also seek patents for that which
> they intend to have future rights. If they intend to do
> that with intent to grant RF RAND, I think a W3C policy
> that is clear with respect to the terms of such would be
> welcome to the management of such a company.
You keep talking about business. There's more in life.
Tell me, what is the cost of having a hobby? Everyone with an off the
shelf PC can start programming.
There's also a vast amount of scientific research and Open Source
software to build upon and expand. Yet a lot of the obvious enhancements
Why is it so hard to see that asking people to pay these same considerable
business costs of yours just so they can *give away* things *they write*
Or is every hobbyist entitled to their own bigco who'll pay the lawyer's
fees to attack bogus patents?