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[ba-unrev-talk] Fwd: [xml-dev] Lame patent application of the day

 From the page listed below:
"Microsoft declined to elaborate on its plans for the patent, but 
intellectual property attorneys said that if it's granted, the company 
could dictate how, or whether, developers of software and devices can link 
to the .Net initiative"    (01)

I thought there was a court case about this kind of behavior...    (02)

Jack    (03)

>Our monopolistic friends at MS have filed for a patent covering 
>"Application program interface for network software platform". The links 
>too long to plug into a wrapping email, but it's linked from the news.com 
>article at http://news.com.com/2100-1001-984052.html?tag=fd_top I'm not a 
>legal expert, but it appears to try to cover both the specific 
>implementation of the CLR and .NET provided by MS and the concept of such 
>an interface. It's a good thing these are all "open" standards, right? :-)
>  - Dennis
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XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web.
Addison-Wesley. Jack Park, Editor. Sam Hunting, Technical Editor    (05)

Build smarter kids globally to reduce the need for smarter bombs.    (06)