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Sep 05, 2007, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"We've been pretty busy with other tasks recently, and now I'm getting concerned about the Peer-to-Patent project participation, because I see some looming deadlines, and I forgot to tell you about them.

"For sure I don't want any patents getting approved that might be used against FOSS someday because I wasn't paying attention. My worry is that because we have been busy elsewhere, the Microsoft patent submission might slide by, get approved by default despite there being prior art we neglected to mention, and then the FUD machine can start up about how it's now a super strong patent that made it through a FOSS community examination. I can see some Microsoft blogger now: 'Hey guys, this is so great. Groklaw approves of this patent and says it's valid...'"

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