More news on yesterday’s post about the W3C and patents.
Tim Berners-Lee, the brain behind the WorldWide Web is asking developers to oppose the proposed changes in policy.
He knows what he’s talking about. This is the man who could have patented the web itself. He chose not to and we have all benefited from that decision.
Here’s another quote on the shambles that the US patent system is in right now:
"There are a huge number of patents which are being produced simply in order to add to pools which are used to bully people to negotiate with large companies, and they have the disadvantage of driving small companies out of business."