Re: patent policy and unnatural groupings

On 9/21/13 10:39 AM, ext Larry Masinter wrote:
> The patent policy is harmful to web architecture. Specifications and 
> working groups that should be modularized get lumped together in 
> unnatural ways because putting work in a separate document or a 
> separate committee would allow a key patent-holder to withdraw from 
> their patent commitments.
> Instead we wind up with these “Super working groups” with perpetual 
> charters and lives.

I think it would be helpful for this discussion if you would please 
provide some specific examples including the `web architecture` issues 
that have resulted.

-Thanks, AB

Received on Sunday, 22 September 2013 11:27:03 UTC