SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Share and share alike
Re: [Sigia-l] Share and share alike
"Conal Tuohy" wrote:
> I don't know a lot about patent law but my reading of the claims in the
> patent is that the patent would not affect anyone processing an instance
> document which happens to conform to that schema, so long as they don't use an
> (XSD) schema to do so.
Well, I don't think Microsoft was thinking of individual labors of trial and
error in deciphering instance docs as a threat to their Office monopoly.
Heck, they even provide an XSD Inference decoder:
I think they worry about the OpenOffice/StarOffice/KOffice barbarians! :-)
Architecture is politics.
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