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Linux Journal: Open Letter to Mr. Charles J. Roesslein, CEO, Prodigy, re BT Hyperlink Suit

Dec 16, 2000, 18:31 (11 Talkback[s])
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"Since I work for a company that makes hyperlinks among other things, and since I make some links in my spare time, I naturally got worried about the fact that British Telecom is actually suing you over their ridiculous claim that they, not Vannevar Bush, Ted Nelson, Doug Engelbart, or anybody else invented hyperlinks. Could this be the end of the Web as we know it?"

"But then I started to relax a little. You see, BT's law firm is Kenyon and Kenyon, a protection racket that makes its living shaking companies down for royalties on bogus patents. Bottom feeders. They would probably be sending out green card spam if they knew how to work a computer."

"The Internet community has beaten Kenyon & Kenyon harassment before, and we can do it again. Do a web search on "+CueCat +Linux" (what the hell, I'll make it a link for you) and you'll find that they're the firm that tried to intimidate a bunch of Linux hackers into ceasing, desisting, and otherwise caving in to legal threats over independent software developed to make the CueCat work with Linux. As we should all know by now, the Linux software that these latter-day Stamp Taxers tried to stomp out now flies free over the land of the free and the home of the brave."

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