Posted by Anton Hughes on Thursday, August 24, 2006 with No comments
This Wired article is a valuable source of views on the Peer to Patent reform proposal. The analogy is with Wikipedia, which despite various concerns about vandalism and bias, generally does the right thing. The main criticism seems to be about whether it can scale or not:
"I think it's very optimistic," [Jason Schultz, EFF attorney] said. "The heart's in the right place.... But if the 350,000 applications (per year) all went through this system, you're talking about something that is so massively complex and prone to mistakes, fraud and misinformation, I just can't see it working efficiently."