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US Patent Application 20060288329: RSS

I was reading some feeds before going to bed today, when one of the items points out that there's a patent application claiming that Microsoft invented RSS.  The application was filed December 21st 2006.

Prepare for Microsoft bashing.  Prepare for patent bashing.  Prepare for a lockdown at the Wikipedia page.

OK.  Let me start:  Microsoft was too conservative. It really should have gone for XML itself.

You all know my deep and dear love for RSS.  I don't really care who patents it.  I can't really see it being a pragmatic concern.  The patent owner will have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.


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sjonsvenson
Dec. 23rd, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
Knowing them they will not even attemt to pull RSS from your hands ... they will be content to clear out your wallet instead.
tpederson
Dec. 27th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
<... holding head in hands, sighing ...>
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