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

>Yet a lot of the obvious enhancements
>get patented.

I don't think so.  Some do but the patent office isn't quite
that stupid.

Yep, once the Patent Office has issued a bogopatent to some BigCo for every
significant programming technique invented between 1946 and 1991 they
probably will do a fairly good job of only issuing patents for real

>Or is every hobbyist entitled to their own bigco who'll pay the lawyer's
>fees to attack bogus patents?

Every hobbyist is entitled to give away that which is theirs to dispose
of in the manner and to whom they see fit.   They aren't entitled to
do that with the property of others.

Len, You're saying how the system is supposed to work. He's talking about
how it's actually broken. You're talking past each other.