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   Re: [xml-dev] more patent fun

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Simon St.Laurent wrote:

>We urge the W3C and the Advisory Committee to evaluate the precedent
>setting RF-only nature of the proposed patent policy in the context of
>whether or not it will enable the W3C to remain a good forum for
>developing web standards.  
>It reads like a threat to me, but I suppose it's possible to read it
>more gently.

As I read it, Microsoft is not talking about itself, but about other 
companies that might want to pull out. That might be bad for Microsoft, 
because it has invested (heavily?) in the W3C process. Getting involved 
in another process might require more resources and divide effort, with 
probably less results.


Berend. (-:

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