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RE: [xml-dev] "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basic principles of MicroXML"

Because the BigCos and patent trolls filed and received as many patents
as they could and some of them are unbelievably interlocked into the
technologies we use.  When a war breaks out as it could be say between
Microsoft and Google or Apple, they take them out and exact tolls.  

It's taken some very long hours to get EOLAS rolled back and it was
clearly a bad patent (a friend of mine was the patent examiner) but
because no one was paying attention to the legal niceties, pre-existing
art like Viola was badly documented (say no notarized dates on paperwork
so they had to establish an email-based chain of evidence).

The web was fielded witlessly.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rushforth, Peter [mailto:Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca] 
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 12:28 PM
To: Len Bullard
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basic
principles of MicroXML"

> >>Wow.  Still, can you imagine what the impact of this would be on
> putting
> >>hypermedia affordances in the XML namespace?
> I certainly can.   Lawyers get a lot richer.

Yikes.  Why?

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