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

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i suppose by rights i should now blog that cool link and not attribute you


-----Original Message-----
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
Sent: 08 March 2004 14:39
To: 'Paul Sumner Downey'; XML DEV
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] W3C suckered by Microsoft?

Basically yes.


I picked that up from a CG list article on the Sociology of
Citations.  Evidently these folks developed technology that
shows what has been long suspected:  there is a lot of idea
theft going on among the cognoscenti.  In a culture that is
hero ridden ("send the W3C 1%") and driven to accept that as
somehow normal, one has to learn to adopt very tough norms
for checking citations, prior art, innovations, and so on.

The dangerous part of this are the everyday teachers who
insist on their students using the web for scholastic

The web is NOT an information space.  It is an amplifier.


From: Paul Sumner Downey [mailto:Paul.Downey@whatfettle.com]

My personal feeling on this:

Microsoft (and others) are actively patenting anything their products rely
upon not because they want to make money from licensing or prevent others
from exploiting XML for document processing or whatever, but so that they
can carry on what they are already doing without being sued by

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