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Apple Tangles with W3C Over Widget Spec

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Apr 8, 2009, 8:54 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The World Wide Web Consortium's attempt to create a specification for mobile widgets has run into a roadblock in the shape of Apple. Apple claims it has a patent on automatic updates, which is a core part of the W3C widget spec. Apple has indicated that it won't license the technology to W3C at no cost, leaving the W3C to investigate just what is covered by Apple's patent and plot its course of action.

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Apr 8, 2009, 9:02 AM

Patent for Automatic Updates?

Now that's BS, plain and simple.
I hereby patent the sarcastic response post. Bite me.
That patent is pretty old, but at the time it was filed software updates were not handled automatically. Things we take for granted today were not so commonplace back then.

Why don't you patent a method hereby which you waste forum space?
Just you wait until some Apple fans step in here. They think Apple invented both the color white and the rectangle.

Apr 8, 2009, 10:23 AM

I going to patent sex!

everytime u have sex, u have to pay more loyalty! haha
netboy said:
everytime u have sex, u have to pay more loyalty! haha

i'd rather have them pay royalties. i'm not sure what dollar amount loyalty carries.
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