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SubjectRE: Linux stifles innovation...

Would someone tell me where you get all this lovely information on
patents held by M$? I can't find anything.


On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, James Sutherland wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Alan Olsen wrote:
> >
> > > I expect the next thing that will happen is that they will get
> > > patents on key portions of their protocols and then start
> > > enforcing them.
> >
> > If Microsoft would start pissing off IBM and other major
> > companies which have big business interests in Linux by
> > invoking their patents, I can just imagine IBM coming down
> > on Microsoft with their own patents ...
> >
> > "Hey you! Stop flipping those bits! Hold it right there!
> > ... Don't you flip any more bits, read this patent first..."
> >
> > (and I'm sure they must have patents on _setting_ bits as
> > well ;))
>
> Apparently they DO have a patent on the tab key - you thought Amazon's
> "one click shopping" patent was bad?!
>
>
> James.
>
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