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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."

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