[Standards] Shared Editing w/ Remote Events for XML
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:
Or even better!
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