Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Oct 2007 15:12 UTC
Legal This week's 'big' news on OSNews was about software patents. You know, those things that say you cannot stack four pixels on top of one another unless you pay money to the guy who invented four-pixel-stacks (or the guy who bought the guy who invented four-pixel-stacks). A company called IP Innovation, LLC, has sued Novell and Red Hat for infringement of the company's IP portfolio. Software patents are of course generally completely ridiculous, so I will not focus on that here. I want to focus on something else.
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RE[2]: Ockham's Obsession?
by h3rman on Sun 14th Oct 2007 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Ockham's Obsession?"
h3rman
Member since:
2006-08-09

take the article apart


Frankly, I was not trying or even aspiring to take apart the article as a whole, I was merely reacting to your fondness of O.R. and the way you seem to apply that here and elsewhere in your writings.

Any impression of me taking something out of context was unintentional, and I don't think I did that.

Maybe I did have to go on a bit. ;)

By the way, there is no such thing as a software patent. Code is never patented, only ideas are. There are only dumb patents (the great majority) and reasonable ones. If I'd ever had a (software) firm, I'd sure establish it outside of Patentistan.

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RE[3]: Ockham's Obsession?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 14th Oct 2007 16:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Ockham's Obsession?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Any impression of me taking something out of context was unintentional, and I don't think I did that.


My sincere apologies then, I may have overreacted a bit. Excusez-moi!

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