Linked by boulabiar on Sun 20th Dec 2009 19:08 UTC
X11, Window Managers As a result of the MPX integration in the mainline X.Org Server, the French-based ENAC Interactive Computing Lab produced a new video showing off the new multi-touch capabilities using Fedora 12 with its X Server 1.7 and Linux 2.6.31 kernel.
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RE: Isn't it patented?
by ndrw on Mon 21st Dec 2009 05:43 UTC in reply to "Isn't it patented?"
ndrw
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2009-06-30

No, it isn't. I doubt EPO will ever grant a patent for multi-touch. It is not a novel idea (duh!), it is an incremental improvement over existing interfaces and it is not even a technical invention.

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RE[2]: Isn't it patented?
by spiderman on Mon 21st Dec 2009 09:05 in reply to "RE: Isn't it patented?"
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2008-10-23

Well, they've patented this kind of stuff before:
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/7028023/fulltext.html
The US patent office is incompetent. They don't actually know what software is to begin with and they don't filter anything, not even the most obvious crap.

Edited 2009-12-21 09:07 UTC

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