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   RE: [xml-dev] OCLC turns evil (was ISO turns evil?)

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True.  It is unexpected.  What would be interesting to 
know is why they've done this at this time, and do they 
have the resources to back it up.  If it is a cash flow 
problem, it pales in comparison to the costs of IP lawyers. 
It could push them from wet diapers to full out diarrhea. 
One thing experience in these cases teaches is that very 
few companies or individuals simply take out their checkbook 
and pay an unsolicited creditor.


From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]

clbullar@ingr.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>While this creates 
>uncertainty, it creates opportunity and the opportunistic will pursue 

That's all well and good for corporations fulfilling their fiduciary
responsibility by transferring cash from anyone who has it to their
shareholders, but it's not what people expect of organizations which are
set up for the explicit purpose of encouraging sharing.

The contradiction is sadly breathtaking.



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