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OSNews: Not Everyone Understands the Patent Situation

May 17, 2004, 23:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

"It is when I read articles like this that I have 'my blood all going up to my head' (that's a Greek saying for people that get angry). So apparently, Apple is trying to patent 'transparent windows that do a certain action after fading away.' While I don't personally find this 'innovation/invention' patentable, it's fine with me: Apple is doing the best it can to secure its business (maybe I would do the same if I had shareholders on my back).

"But it's when I read things like this: '...as for Linux, it wouldn't be a shame if the folks developing GUIs for it had to come up with their own ideas, would it?' that it really makes me wonder if people really know what they are talking about..."

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