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RE: [xml-dev] Yahoo! Tech article on injunction against MS Word

A proactive approach would be to document the systems and concept lineage as
best as we can as fast as we can.  

The unexpected side effects could be a positive trend.  Call me Pangloss but
a good example of how to do it for the right reasons might work better than
sweating our colleagues.  Microsoft has contributed.  Maybe they are tired
of the lawsuits, or as Steve's insights lead one to believe, they accept
them as a cost of doing business.

Looking at the town halls here, remembering all the troll wars here and
elsewhere, I remain unconvinced that managing irrational entities with
irrational means is rational.  Kumbayah anyway. 


Les Paul RIP: your gifts are in our fingers and our closets waiting to wail.

> No. Let Microsoft sweat it out. They'll probably end up paying the ransom
> money, which will encourage the next holder of a silly patent to pursue
> them. Then, when enough people attack Microsoft with silly patents,
> Microsoft will eventually see the light on software patenting and join the
> campaign for their abolition, and we will all benefit.
> Unless of course the lawyers drain the lifeblood out of the industry
> Regards,
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/
> http://twitter.com/michaelhkay 

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