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Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Facebook, and other web-happy types have embraced a new effort to promote the use of free and open specifications across the net. Yes, that's Google and Microsoft working arm-in-arm. The wonders never cease. Today, as part of its ongoing effort apply open-source-software licensing to web …

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The easiest way to prevent open standards

is to join in the 'development'.

That way you can make apparently intelligent statements that the public think sound valid and experienced software people know is rubbish but dont have the clout to shout down.

Inside you can grind things to a halt while still seeming reasonable and co-operative to many.

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So...

Who actually believes this will work?

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Not going to be sued?

That's naive. All this means is that you won't be sued by the people who released the specification. Given the insanity of the current worldwide patent systems, you're still vulnerable to some patent troll who might claim that the spec originator (un)wittingly infringed the troll's patent, and who will then sue you, too!

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