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Standards and Patents and the OpenURL

2003-05-02 14:18

Standards and Patents and the OpenURL a statement on what looks like a submarine patent in OpenURL which is being standardised by the U.S. National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

Looks pretty outrageous if it is true. Who would want to deal with OpenURL on this basis? I see the fabled "reason, usual, able and nondiscriminatory grounds" again and in the past those have tended to be rather unreasonable and discriminatory to the open source and free software community.