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   Re: [xml-dev] W3C suckered by Microsoft?

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Tim Bray wrote:

> On Mar 6, 2004, at 12:32 PM, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
>> I'm sure most people on the list are aware of the ongoing 
>> reexamination of the Eolas patent and its preliminary rejection based 
>> on prior art (see http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1543843,00.asp, 
>> for instance). As it looks increasingly likely that this patent will 
>> end up overturned and Microsoft will save the $521M
> How about MSFT pays a small commission, say 1%, to W3C in recognition of 
> TimBL's contribution to this effort.... -Tim

1% of what? The cost of HTML? 1% of how much they charge for their 
browser? (hmmm.. why /did/ they make the first CSS compliant browser -- 
and it was for the Mac!)

Should anybody using the web pay 1% to the U.S. Defense Department 
(non-U.S. since we paid for it already)?

I wonder how much innovation has occurred out of a desire to defeat 
Microsoft. Should they pay MS for the inspiration?

Its all good... Slippery slopes et al.



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