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: Worth watching
by wirespot on Sun 14th Oct 2007 21:41 UTC in reply to "Worth watching"
wirespot
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2006-06-21

Ballmer already indicated how he (and Microsoft) think software patents should be handled. That is, to pay up every time someone comes in with a claim for one at your door.

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RE[2]: Worth watching
by wakeupneo on Mon 15th Oct 2007 07:50 in reply to "RE: Worth watching"
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

Hmm....what's their address again?

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