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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Career stickiness
by SteveNordquist on Sun 14th Oct 2007 22:07 UTC
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You pulled the punchline:
When people who worked for Mycosoft or Lawsuits in Motion and such change jobs, their kids -also- may produce billions in good standards work and industry bonhomie, or shill lawsuits. And when you have a funded army of raging newsie minions, they too will report on shill lawsuit families.

Or perhaps just; Children whose parents took venture from M'Soft to astroturf shallow and uncompelling malcontents, and foment assent to streaming licenses are somewhat likely to grow up repeat those behaviors themselves.

Stop the cycle of prurience:
Crack the legal eggshells where before Hearst only dabbled and the Washington Post ran with a Chinese-Wall thing.
Pose compelling and creative dialectical malcontents.
Offer positive, rewarding outlets for the stress of having another $80k from M'Soft.
Lather, rinse, subvert. ISO9001...

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