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[ba-ohs-talk] RDF infringes patent?

"A Canadian company is claiming that a popular Web technology infringes on a
patent it owns.    (01)

"The technology in question, Resource Description Framework, is based on
Extensible Markup Language (XML) and allows programmers to write software to
access Web resources, such as Web page content, music files and digital
photos.    (02)

"The RDF standard has been endorsed by the World Wide Web Consortium, which
evaluates and recommends standards for Web technologies.    (03)

"Vancouver-based UFIL Unified Data Technologies, a private company, claims
that it owns U.S. patent 5,684,985, a "method and apparatus utilizing bond
identifiers executed upon accessing of an endo-dynamic information node."
The patent was awarded in November 1997."    (04)

There's a link to the patent doc concerned in that story.    (05)

Reading the patent, it looks like it might also impact NODAL, Xanalogical
structures and anything else remotely like that.    (06)

Peter    (07)