Patents, Patents Everywhere

by Simon St. Laurent

Related link: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/2002JanMar/0024.html



Between a demand for licensing payments on some applications of Unicode processing and a patent on the Semantic Web, it seems like it might be time for the W3C to recognize that patents will not contribute to its health or that of the Web.

Will patents strangle the Web?