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   RE: [xml-dev] Inside Redhell: Microsoft XAML Blogger Round-Up

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They can't patent XAML.  There is too much well-documented and publically 
available prior art.  There is an ISO Standard for application 
languages of that type.  Also, given that neither XAML nor XUL 
acknowledge that standard and assuming that neither group is falsifying 
their history, XAML, XUL and ISMID pass Tim Berners-Lee's principle 
of independent invention.  That validates the language design.


From: Gerald Bauer [mailto:luxorxul@yahoo.ca]

PS: Here's a last bonus quote from Robert Scoble
answering the question why Microsoft doesn't invest in
open standards.

 We're not a charity. We are investing billions of
dollars in our technology and our shareholders want a
return on investment.   

 2847 Microsoft patents and counting.


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