"Rob Tiller from Red Hat (he too is a lawyer) wrote about this
decision in a rush (Red Hat worked vigourously to eliminate
software patents, unlike IBM).
"Dana Blankenhorn correctly points out that Florian Müller
is unfairly singling out IBM, as though IBM was the sole proponent
of software patents.
"Given the failure of the Bilski case to change the status quo
regarding software and business method patents, the search is on
for scapegoats, for weak sisters in the anti-patent fight who can
be made open to criticism.
"It is similar to what happens after a losing political
campaign. Those most committed to the cause argue that it's weak
supporters, those willing to do business under the given
circumstances, who are responsible for their political failure.
"So it is that Florian Mueller of Fosspatents has seized upon
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