OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   RE: [xml-dev] Bruce Perens and yet more patents

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

From what I am reading, the patent only applies to handhelds. 
Perens is now a director of a foundation seeking to concentrate 
protection from this into one group: his.  He makes good points 
and the open sourcers seem to be wising up to the realities 
of business models, but he is also hustling business for himself. 

I'll say here as I do there:  if you make a call for arms, 
you better be armed.  Again:  be precise about what a standard 
is and more precise about participation agreements for members 
of standards organizations.  An IP keiretsu is the complementary 
model for open source.  By extension, liasons among complementary 
organizations are necessary.   Only IP collected and managed 
at this scale will preserve development domains from becoming 
proprietary.  Fighting the patent system and large well-heeled 
organizations directly is a waste of energy.  If you want 
a healthy commons, learn to manage them the way wildlife 
preserves are managed.


From: Jeff Greif [mailto:jgreif@alumni.princeton.edu]

And the preset buttons on radios that when 'clicked' select the preset
frequency, and when held down, set the preset frequency to the currently
tuned value.


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS