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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by hobgoblin on Sun 14th Oct 2007 23:23 UTC
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to me the most damning circumstance is that one of the people that moved over from microsoft did so to become the CEO of the now suing corp.

if it was anything else, i would not blink. but CEO?

still, this yet again shows that patents are the WMD's of the tech world. the only think keeping the holders from using them is the threat of MAD...

Edited 2007-10-14 23:25

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