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 archiesteel on Mon 15th Oct 2007 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: non-sensical article"
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They claim MS is behind it all, and had come up with a few pieces of evidence, evidence that, according to me, is extremely weak. Enough to counter, if you ask me.

To be fair, they do not *claim* that MS is behind it, they suspect it is, and raise some good questions about the whole thing.

Therefore, they don't produce evidence, but rather elements that raise serious questions about the whole thing - and while you're ready to give MS the benefit of the doubt, many others aren't ready to dismiss it off-hand. To me, the questions still remain, and possible links should be investigated.

However, one thing neither me, you or Groklaw can do, is positvely affirm that MS in involved, no more than we can say that it's *not* involved. Right now we're still in the realm of possibilities, and we're likely to remain there for many months on this issue. We might in fact never know.

In other words, as of now all possibilities are there, and the only thing we can disagree on are their respective probabilities of being true...

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