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From the tragicomic to the merely comic (WRT RDF & Patents)

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 15:59:02 -0700
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To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
On my voice mail, from yesterday, was a phone call from an "interested outside 
observer" who declined to otherwise identify himself.  He launched into an 
informal harangue on those of us who are "stealing" millions of dollars in 
intellectual property through our work with RDF, adding that we should look 
closely at the patents we've been discussing of late, as well as the august 
stature of the law firm of Merchant & Gould.  Oh, I cannot omit that he warned 
us to "think hard about XML".

It has been a long time since the word "bathetic" sprang to my mind 
spontaneously.

Anyway, I should note that I highly doubt that this murky correspondent (or 
crank caller, if you prefer) has anything to do with the various players 
involved in this patent matter: respectable folks who think they may have a 
legal cause generally do not make junior varsity pranks out of those causes.

But I thought someone else might like a weekend laugh as well.

Back to work, then.


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Uche Ogbuji                               Principal Consultant
uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com               +1 303 583 9900 x 101
Fourthought, Inc.                         http://Fourthought.com 
4735 East Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301-2537, USA
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