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I'll second that....
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 06:15 PM EST
This craziness has been going on for WAY too long. Reminds me of a Monty Python
parody written by someone in the OpenBSD crowd:

http://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html#35

Companies have been attacking the freedoms of open source for a very long time.
This is bullying, and it needs to stop.

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would anyone contribute then?
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 07:02 PM EST
If it cost millions to create the tech and if giving it to
standards meant losing that money. Why would anyone
contribute?

Just curious...

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Microsoft and Motorola File Trial Briefs As Seattle Trial Draws Near~pj
Authored by: symbolset on Friday, November 09 2012 @ 12:18 AM EST
No. It costs a lot of money to develop the technologies presented in the
standards. I can't imagine a company agreeing to share their system for
modulating 17 frequencies of light to pass a terabit per second down a
single mode fiber, instead of just selling it themselves as a proprietary
solution incompatible with everything else except through their proprietary
adapter. That was the bad old way. It gave us Token Ring and FDDI, and if
the trend had stood we would all still be waiting for broadband.

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