The following e-mail exchange took place with Wikipedia co-Founder, Dr. Larry Sanger, during February 2006. As one of the leading experts in online, expert, collaborative communities, I turned to Dr. Sanger for his advice with the Community Patent Project. He raised several important critical comments in response to the draft of the Peer to Patent: Community Patent Reform proposal. To push the dialogue and the design forward, we are publishing the interchange here.
Sanger’s comments are numbered with my responses and clarifications interspersed. This provides a supplement to the “questions asked-and-answered” in the Peer to Patent draft proposal.