Microsoft & Linux Vendors Trading in Patent Fool's Gold
Jun 07, 2007, 21:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"What does Microsoft get out of the deals? They get to
shamelessly accuse our community of wrongdoing without ever having
to prove it in court. They get to advertise that they are working
to enforce their patents - you know, the ones that should never
have been granted to begin with. They will likely even use the
deals to claim all manner of "victories" over our community. And
worse, they'll get to go on submitting more applications for
utterly useless patents. And what can Microsoft accomplish? Let's
assume - as a worst case - they manage to gain control over Linux.
What will Microsoft really have?"