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   Lame patent application of the day

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  • To: XML DEV <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: Lame patent application of the day
  • From: Dennis Sosnoski <dms@sosnoski.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:59:54 -0800
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Our monopolistic friends at MS have filed for a patent covering 
"Application program interface for network software platform". The links 
too long to plug into a wrapping email, but it's linked from the 
news.com article at http://news.com.com/2100-1001-984052.html?tag=fd_top 
I'm not a legal expert, but it appears to try to cover both the specific 
implementation of the CLR and .NET provided by MS and the concept of 
such an interface. It's a good thing these are all "open" standards, 
right? :-)

  - Dennis


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