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Re: Another Microsoft XML patent

  • To: Michael Kay <mike@s...>
  • Subject: Re: Another Microsoft XML patent
  • From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david.x2x2x@g...>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 08:02:07 -0600
  • Cc: Stefan Tilkov <stefan.tilkov@i...>, Michael Champion <michaelc.champion@g...>, xml-dev@l...
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Re:  Another Microsoft XML patent
FYI... http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/01/26/PatentFunnies

On 6/6/05, Michael Kay <mike@s...> wrote:
> If other companies can come along and take from MS
> > or Amazon an idea for a software product or feature on their online
> > stores this directly effects the Seattle economy
> Microsoft built its business by doing things that other people had done
> before, and in many cases doing it better. The same is true of Amazon.
> Our whole industry thrives on people taking existing ideas and improving
> them.
> No one has a right to sit back and say "that's our territory for the next 25
> years, you're not allowed in". If ideas could be protected like that,
> Microsoft and Amazon would not exist, and Seattle would be a poorer place.
> Michael Kay
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M. David Peterson


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