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Leaping Linux's Patent Hurdle

Sep 24, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"In the wake of my last column, Why Linux Is Already A Success, I got a great many comments and letters from people who agreed completely with my point of view--that Linux was already a success on its own terms. I did, however, receive a reader comment that added some sobering real-world perspectives.

"Said comment was by reader Jim Garret, who wrote: 'This article makes a good point, but you also have to consider multimedia codecs. Linux will have succeeded when a user can see and hear everything on the web that a Windows user can--legally. (I'm in the USA, so perhaps I'm handicapped on this point...!)'

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