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|Seairth Jacobs||Feb 9, 2004 5:45 am|
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|David Megginson||Feb 9, 2004 6:21 am|
|Bullard, Claude L (Len)||Feb 9, 2004 7:07 am|
|Bullard, Claude L (Len)||Feb 9, 2004 7:43 am|
|David Megginson||Feb 9, 2004 8:19 am|
|Bullard, Claude L (Len)||Feb 9, 2004 8:26 am|
|K. Ari Krupnikov||Feb 9, 2004 11:35 am|
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|Bullard, Claude L (Len)||Feb 9, 2004 1:45 pm|
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|Bullard, Claude L (Len)||Feb 9, 2004 2:51 pm|
|Jim Ancona||Feb 9, 2004 3:04 pm|
|David Megginson||Feb 9, 2004 4:46 pm|
|Seairth Jacobs||Feb 9, 2004 6:24 pm|
|K. Ari Krupnikov||Feb 10, 2004 9:54 pm|
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|Pete Kirkham||Feb 11, 2004 2:26 am|
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|Chiusano Joseph||Feb 26, 2004 6:18 am|
|Michael Champion||Feb 26, 2004 7:29 am|
|Bullard, Claude L (Len)||Feb 26, 2004 7:51 am|
|Subject:||RE: [xml-dev] A question about REST and transaction isolation|
|From:||Bullard, Claude L (Len) (clbu...@ingr.com)|
|Date:||Feb 26, 2004 7:51:15 am|
That was before software patents, Mike. Now the race is on to publish vendor/consortium standards that not only bake in the design, but will include RAND and RF patents that will preclude others doing work in some areas. As a result:
1. Open source must work within organizations capable of managing IP contributions.
2. Open efforts not under such organizations become ever more risky to support given the lack of indemnification and the lack of support for due diligence.
3. Unless the participation agreements exist and are clear as regards contributions and management of IP, don't use the technology.
4. There is and will continue to be frantic efforts to acquire and defend IP rights in any technology that has a promise of being profitable soon including search and next-generation GUIs.
Open source per se has to cope with this. Examine carefully the organizations and individuals with whom one does this work to determine the status of their participation agreements.
The combination of IP ownership and standards activity has a way of limiting the field of candidates those feet get to vote for. The good news is that the lines are clearer than they have ever been. The bad news is that we are on the cusp of the development and standardization of next- generation clients and items such as XUL, XAML, and so on are the last-generation clients in XML, so we aren't yet seeing what is really behind the curtains, nor do the combatants here actually understand what they should be patenting for fair or foul intents.
From: Michael Champion [mailto:mc...@xegesis.org]
a) the riff-raff will eventually be the ones voting with their feet for or against it, and b) if you think the collaboration of Microsoft and IBM will set the standard, so you should stop worrying and learn to love the bandwagon effect, you are not old enough to remember OS/2.