IBM patents threaten ebXML

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Simon St. Laurent
Apr. 17, 2002 09:38 AM

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In an article titled "IBM drops patent bombshell", ZDNet writer David Berlind notes the appearance of IBM patents on the previously unencumbered ebXML specification - a project of OASIS and the United Nations. Responses to the announcement don't seem particularly happy.

(IBM later claimed to retract this, but see the followup story for more.)

Simon St. Laurent is an associate book editor at O'Reilly Media, Inc..