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Re: What impact does the EOLAS case have on legality of XForms clients?

From: Robert Simmons <derisor@arcor.de>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 17:24:04 +0200
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <binr5s$als$1@sea.gmane.org>

What it does remind us is that software patents are evil incarnate. A company
can take a popular technology, patent it and then engage a lawyer to sue for
megabucks. I cant wait until someone files suit on a patent of a linked list or
a hash set. Its just more of the same, a few people trying to advance themselves
at the cost of the rest of humanity.

I'm afraid we will have to outgrow this sociological issue before we outgrow
issues like this. In other words, don't hold your breath.

In the meantime if the new EU law goes into effect, expect to see a thousand
people come out of the woodwork to suddenly try to cash in on things they made
years ago and contributed to the community.

-- Robert

"jmessing" <jmessing@law-on-line.com> wrote in message
news:200308291053.AA411959824@law-on-line.com...
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> For more information, see the story at
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,1233815,00.asp
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> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: AndrewWatt2001@aol.com
> Date:  Fri, 29 Aug 2003 09:36:36 EDT
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> >I don't know how many list members are aware of the Eolas patent case.
> >
> >W3C has held a meeting to discuss the implications of the issue:
> ><A
HREF="http://www.w3.org/2003/08/patent">http://www.w3.org/2003/08/patent</A>
> >
> >Does the Eolas case impact the legality of XForms processors in the browser?
> >
> >Andrew Watt
> >
> >
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