Re: Another Microsoft XML patent
> We spend x billion a year on research and development. How can > you tell us that our application approval pivots on the consesus > of a newsgroup. > > <stating_the_obvious> the spending of money doesnt validate any action.</stating_the_obvious> I see the problem of patent approval as related to the age old issue of representation and scale e.g. in a representative democracy we hire politicians (who in turn pick judges), sheriffs, etc to carry out the wishes of the people as proxy for the actual wishes of the people. Clearly we have the technological means to create electronic voting which allows people to securely (more so then the tinker toys they call voting booths today) vote on a finer grain and range of issues. I for one would like to see XML as part of *that*; VoteML anyone? <random_rant>note that all my surviving grandparents can use an ATM, why voting is not as easy as using an ATM or a phone escapes me.</random_rant> why a larger group of individuals cannot participate in the approval process of patents is not a problem; those who benefit with a system designed in the 18th cen tury will obviously continue its existence (this is akin to UK banks still making people still wait 3-5 days for a cheque to clear, whilst they play with their money...whilst in the rest of europe a bank transfer happens in hours if not minutes). perhaps a different tack is required.....hmmmm...now I wonder what the most contentious and illegal piece of software which violates the most number of software patents I could write. regards, Jim Fuller
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