Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE[4]: Comment by phoudoin
by phoudoin on Fri 26th Aug 2011 21:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by phoudoin"
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

If there were software patents back then, IBM probably would have sued Compaq.


So true.
And that the best proof that the *lack* of software patent allow far more competition between far more market players for the benefit of consumers, while the proof that the software patent protection will benefits consumers is still nowhere to be seen.

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