Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2011 17:25 UTC
Oracle and SUN Now that Hewlett-Packard appears to be a little tipsy, not really knowing where it is and what it's doing, Reuters is reporting that the company is working on selling its webOS operating system. HP acquired webOS as part of its purchase of Palm, made a big fuss about the whole thing, and then let it fizzle out. The company rumoured buy webOS? Oracle.
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RE[4]: Comment by arpan
by Vanders on Wed 9th Nov 2011 11:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by arpan"
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

Imagine what wouldn't have happened if Vint Cerf had been so short-sighted as to patent the WWW.


If Vint Cerf had patented the world wide web I'd have to say that would be amazingly far sighted of him, given that the world wide web wasn't invented until Tim Berners-Lee developed it in 1990.

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RE[5]: Comment by arpan
by rdean400 on Thu 10th Nov 2011 03:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by arpan"
rdean400 Member since:
2006-10-18

WWW = internet (Cerf) + httpd (Berners-Lee)

If either had patented their contribution the web would have not taken off ... people would have stayed on AOL for their e-mail.

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