What If Tim Berners-Lee Had Patented The Web?
"Tim Berners Lee [is] widely known as the inventor of the WWW. He invented HTML and the HTTP protocol to transport it. But what if Douglas Englebart had enforced a patent on hypertext? TBL could never have created the web.
What if TBL had patented, and enforced patents on HTML and HTTP. Likely, those patents would have gone nowhere and no one would use those technologies. We'd be using something else instead and the development would have been held back by years."
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