Posted May 1, 2009 14:02 UTC (Fri) by dion (subscriber, #2764)
Parent article: KSM tries again
Without software patents the KSM feature would be stuck doing the same stupid thing as vmware is doing:)
I makes me quite happy to see that there was a way around the patent problem this time, although it would be helpful to be able to disable patent encumbered features or enable workarounds only when the software happens to be running in a non-free country.
Maybe all of the patent nonsense could be done away with simply by making it the responsibility of the patent owner to spot and warn of infringements and make it impossible to collect any damages until after a reasonable period has passed without action.