Related link: http://zdnet.com.com/2102-1106-884681.html
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.)
Aren’t patents a wonderful way to encourage innovation across developer communities?