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RE: Patent threat over RDF?

From: Judson, Ross <rjudson@managedobjects.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 20:33:05 -0500
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It is also obvious that the internal workings of any LISP system correspond
rather exactly to the patent in question.  Atoms (endpoints) are bound into
lists (bonds), in any combination desired.  Atoms can participate in any
number of lists (bonds).  Binary and N-ary relations are possible.  The LISP
model is totally fluid, which is the whole point of this patent.  

Any LISP interpreter serves as adequate prior art for that portion.

The ability to refer to external items needs further study.  Were there any
distributed LISP-based systems in 1994?  I'd be shocked if there weren't.

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