Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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RE[7]: Patents are patents
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Patents are patents"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Now it's my turn to call BS Thom. The first known example of a software patent was granted on August 17th, 1966 on a British patent application for "efficient memory management for the simplex algorithm, that could be implemented by purely software means"

The United States has granted software patents since at least 1972.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patents_under_United_States_p...

Have fun reading.

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RE[8]: Patents are patents
by pantheraleo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:20 in reply to "RE[7]: Patents are patents"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_patent

How about you have fun reading. Specifically, the section on the history of software patents. Even the article you linked to doesn't support your claim. The year 1998 isn't even mentioned in the article except as a publication date for one of the references. So what part of your ass did you pull that date out of? But that's what I've come to expect from you. You twist, distort, rewrite, revise, and take history out of context to make it support your own views.

You never did answer the question either about whether you have ever written any commercial software. Or whether you have ever even written any software at all.

Edited 2011-07-06 14:25 UTC

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RE[9]: Patents are patents
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:24 in reply to "RE[8]: Patents are patents"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Your retort to Wikipedia's detailed recollection of the history of software patents is to post a summary of that article which basically states the same thing?

Whut?

You never did answer the question either about whether you have ever written any commercial software. Or whether you have ever even written any software at all.


Because it is a strawman. Just because I may or may not have developed software in no way invalidates my arguments - arguments, I might add, which are getting far more support in here than yours.

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