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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What if they win?
by mat69 on Mon 15th Oct 2007 10:28 UTC
mat69
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2006-03-29

What should happen if IP Innovation wins?

I think distributors should make different versions of their applications for different markets. One patent free (completly borked down by that) version for the US market and markets that have software patents and another for the rest.

Otherwise you'd be Sisyphus, you could allways be attacked.

In fact this would only make sense if they couldn't be sued then.

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