[Standards] Shared Editing w/ Remote Events for XML

Thomas Charron twaffle at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 17:26:46 UTC 2007


On 9/27/07, Janne Savukoski <janne at savukoski.name> wrote:
> On 9/27/07, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> > Thomas Charron wrote:
> > > On 9/27/07, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> > >> Thomas Charron wrote:
> > >>>   How a patent could be granted on basically transmitting an XPath
> > >>> query string is really beyond me.
> > >> Me too.
> > >   Here's what's interesting.  The patents issues where to France Telecom.
> > >   The patents where issued, I believe, on exactly the same use we
> > > where looking at, specifically, distributing XML document changes over
> > > Jabber/XMPP.
> > I haven't looked at the patent application itself. What's the number?
> Heh, I just had to take a look. "Data signal for modifying a graphic
> scene, corresponding method and device" :) (US 6,911,982)
> Actually pretty educating, I could've never guessed that one can
> generalize patents this broadly outside their original scope...

  They probrably did it that way intentionally.  Otherwise, someone
else could use a similar technique but make it unique by adding 'other
ways' of say, transporting the data.

  France Telecom has a whole slew of patents for things that
personally, I disagree with.  Take a gander at this page:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?query_txt=France%20Telecom%20XML

  Or even better!

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?query_txt=france%20telecom%20instant%20message

-- 
-- Thomas



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