Someone is trying to patent Quickwriting

Jon 'maddog' Hall maddog at
Tue Nov 16 13:11:03 CET 2010

>btw, in this page I read also:
>"Then several things happened. Microsoft got interested in it and
>licensed it from NYU (thereby helping to support our research!)"

>so, I think it's not free :P

Not necessarily.  There can be dual licensing, like in MySQP, which
would allow for a not-for-profit or open source licensing.

You really have to contact the copyright holder or their agent, who in
this case seems to be NYU.  And whether an implementation transcends
their patent is an issue for technologists and lawyers.


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