Subject: Re: Patent prior art database
From: Rich Bodo <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 18:02:53 -0700

Ideally, one could mark up data they believe to be significant prior art 
on their own site, and get it indexed by sites like  That would just organically cause the 
artwork to be found. 

Probably wouldn't want to get too complicated.  I think ATOM would be 
o.k. for marking up art, and someone would create a site from something 
like the code for indexing and ranking, and feeding it.  I'm 
sure a reasonable implementation would attract a sponsor or two.

I think it would make a nice collaboration between EFF, CC, and 


Don Marti wrote:
> begin Thomas Lord quotation of Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 01:49:47PM -0700:
>> I also suggest, if you're talking about software, considering
>> Mr. Rosen's OSL (Open Source License).   It has OSI approval.
>> It has FSF approval.   Nevertheless, it theoretically gives you
>> ways to still make licensing money off of your invention!  IMO
>> it is a terribly under-appreciated license.
> What makes OSL different?  Can't you dual-license
> with any reciprocal license, MySQL-style?
> Sounds like there's a market for an Open Disclosure
> Journal -- a print publication that would accept
> properly formatted disclosures (to save editor pay)
> from paying subscribers, and send free subscriptions
> to university libraries and patent offices.