Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 19th Sep 2005 17:02 UTC, submitted by Eli M. Dow
Mono Project Build applications for Linux while maintaining cross-platform capabilities using .NET languages.
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RE[2]: Summary of arguments
by Jamie on Mon 19th Sep 2005 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Summary of arguments"
Jamie
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2005-07-06

Most software patents are flawed and unenforcable and when challenged in court the majority dont stand up.

Broad patents are especially vulnerable to being overruled in a court as its one of the main things a judge will take into account.

Lastly, anti-monoopoly laws prohibit a monopolist from using patents to stifle legitimate competition so MS's entire patent haul is totally worthless (whilst they remain a monopolist of course).

Additional : in the EU and generally outside the US software patents are worthless and unenforcable period.

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