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[5]: non-sensical article
by SReilly on Sun 14th Oct 2007 23:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: non-sensical article"
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2006-12-28

Ballmer's comments are not new, nor are they at the same time when "...several former Microsoft employees join an IP troll company...".

Ballmer making comments on Linux supposedly violating patents is certainly not new, but stating that other companies would start looking for blood in regards to patents is. Couple that with IP Innovations filling suit not even a week later and you have to admit it suddenly starts to smell a bit more.

Granted, it's not rock solid proof but it does lend more weighter to PJ's argument.

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