Posted Jan 19, 2006 12:01 UTC (Thu) by rwmj
Parent article: The .NET API patent, mono, and GNOME
How on earth could someone have granted such an obvious patent?
Claim 1 is just for remote procedure calls, a technique which has been known and used in computing since the 70s (and probably earlier). Claim 2 is for all of client-server computing. Claim 38 (to pick one at random) covers what has been done in X11 since the mid 80s.
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