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Getting Back to Patent Application Bug Spraying…

“We’ve been pretty busy with other tasks recently, and now I’m
getting concerned about the Peer-to-Patent project participation,
because I see some looming deadlines, and I forgot to tell you
about them.

“For sure I don’t want any patents getting approved that might
be used against FOSS someday because I wasn’t paying attention. My
worry is that because we have been busy elsewhere, the Microsoft
patent submission might slide by, get approved by default despite
there being prior art we neglected to mention, and then the FUD
machine can start up about how it’s now a super strong patent that
made it through a FOSS community examination. I can see some
Microsoft blogger now: ‘Hey guys, this is so great. Groklaw
approves of this patent and says it’s valid…'”

Complete
Story