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Apple Patent Claim Threatens To Block Or Delay W3C 332

Kelson writes "The W3C Widget specification is running into a problem: Apple claims a patent on automatic updates and is unwilling to license it royalty-free in the event that it impacts the spec. The W3C is investigating to determine whether the spec includes anything covered by the patent, and decide what to do."

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall