Someone is trying to patent Quickwriting

Daniele Ricci daniele.athome at
Tue Nov 16 13:40:18 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:00,  <community-request at> wrote:
> From: Alfa21-mobile <freerunner at>
> To: List for Openmoko community discussion <community at>
> Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 11:07:51 +0100
> Subject: Re: Someone is trying to patent Quickwriting
> I think the concept behind quickwriting is unrelated to the numbers of
> zones but the way you use them to write.
> "The basic conceit of Quikwriting is that you make a character by
> moving your pen first out of, and then back into, a central resting
> done. So drawing a character is sort of like drawing a flower petal.
> Below is the very first demo I made for it"
> 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

So I guess that QWO implementation is outlaw... :S



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