Monday, May 14, 2007

Microsoft moves aginst Linux.

Software patents are wonderful things that empower the strong to terrorize the weak and are incredibly efficient at stamping out innovation. The reason that patents stamp out innovation is that they typically cover only one tiny aspect of software that involves thousands of linked algorithms. Frivolous bickering over a few of the algorithms can quickly render the entire product non-competitive. Then there is the bigger issue that while patent enforcement can keep law abiding competitors from making a profit, it does nothing to stop intellectual property theft in some other countries.

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