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Re: Surprised

From: tom poe <tompoe@amihost.com>
Date: 05 Sep 2003 07:58:12 -0700
To: D Goneit <dontask4it@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-web-plugins@w3.org
Message-Id: <1062773895.25145.30.camel@localhost.localdomain>

Hi, D:  Would you feel the same way, if the table were level, and MS
didn't have all their patents to stifle innovation, and they were left
to compete in the market place without them, relying only on their
quality of product and service?
Thanks,
Tom Poe
Open Studios
Reno, NV
http://www.studioforrecording.org/

On Thu, 2003-09-04 at 14:44, D Goneit wrote:
> 
> I am suprised at the amount of speculation on this
> list; apparently few have taken the time to read the
> patent in detail or the IEEE Visualization paper.
> 
> >From my reading of those documents, I think the claim
> language is straight-forward and clearly
> differentiates this invention from the earlier work
> that has been discussed.
> 
> I do not believe patents, software or not, are
> inherently bad.  In fact, I believe they are the best
> defense the technical community has to ensure that
> innovation continues against the hegemony of the
> WINTEL duopoloy.
> 
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