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How about an “On the record” public domain dedication where dates, code, issues, wiki, etc are a matter of public record and establish legal grounds of prior art for countering patent issues like this?

I remember reading that IBM once did just that. I think they submitted something to the US Patent Office, but I cannot remember the reference. Might have been in the 360 days.

Yes - Technical Disclosure Bulletins[0]

-- [0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Technical_Disclosure_Bulle...

Yes, it's called 'defensive publishing'.

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