Monday, May 14, 2007

Open Source infringes on 235 Microsoft patents

Slashdot is all afire with the linux zeal.

From the article

"The only real solution that [the free-software] folks have to offer," Smith says, "is that they first burn down the bridge, and then they burn down the patent system. That to me is not a goal that's likely to be achieved, and not a goal that should be achieved."

in return, in the comments

If patents are supposed to patent non-obvious ideas, then how do you explain the number of software patent violations when software developers don't look at patents?

Why shouldn't we tear the patent system down, Mr. Smith, why shouldn't we?

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