[OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent

KenNorth KenNorth at email.msn.com
Tue Jan 25 20:11:59 GMT 2000

Lee Anne Phillips wrote:

> They're implementing ideas originated by others, you'll
> notice. Why didn't IBM invent Java, or XML?

Granted the Java concept came from Sun, but many of the Java APIs are the
product of a collaborative effort. For example, when specifying JDBC, Sun
worked with IBM and database companies.

XML is not the invention of a single company. The XML specs are a
collaborative effort. The XML/XSL working groups include participants from a
variety of W3C members, including IBM.

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