Time to Learn from China on Open Standards?
Mar 16, 2010, 19:32 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Sounds like the Chinese are already doing what Europe
ought to be moving towards: open standards without patents that
need to be licensed. After all, it's in European companies' best
interests if their technologies lie at the heart of Chinese open
standards: it means that they can sell products into that market
more easily. The benefits of doing so far outweigh any nominal loss
of claimed licensing revenues.
"Europe should be learning from China's example, not sending
patronising nastygrams that just makes it look petulant and
anachronistic. China will, in any case, do what it wants, so the
sooner Europe learns to exploit that situation, the better it will
be for its industries."