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Re: list policy re patent discussion

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:43:59 +0100
Message-ID: <4C44023F.7020305@webr3.org>
To: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>
CC: Renato Iannella <renato@iannella.it>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Dave Reynolds wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 13:11 +1000, Renato Iannella wrote: 
>> On 18 Jul 2010, at 22:25, Damian Steer wrote:
>>
>>> "While I understand the interest, with a SWIG chairing hat on, I
>>> recommend that participants here do not dissect patents and patent
>>> applications on this list." [1]
>> With all due respect to the SWIG Chair, he does not have the "power" of stopping discussions on this IG as long as they meet the requirements of the SWIG Charter.
>>
>> If there are relevant patents related to SW technologies, I for one, would be "interested" in knowing about it at least. We all know that such postings/discussions *does not* constitute any legal advice.
> 
> If this change in policy is indeed made then please give adequate
> warning so that I and others can unsubscribe before it is put into
> effect.

+1 to that, and certainly when it's the patent holder mentioning his own 
personal semantic web work which applies to a current discussion.
Received on Monday, 19 July 2010 07:44:42 UTC

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