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Posted Jul 17, 2009 3:12 UTC (Fri) by BackSeat (guest, #1886)
Have any of them rolled over dead yet? (In other words, to answer your question, no time at all).
Assuming you meant "s/doesn't roll/rolls/", I still don't understand what point you're trying to make.
Posted Jul 17, 2009 3:58 UTC (Fri) by wilreichert (subscriber, #17680)
Posted Jul 17, 2009 10:05 UTC (Fri) by whacker (guest, #55546)
I *am* an optimist. Really.
Posted Jul 18, 2009 23:53 UTC (Sat) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
People keep quoting that 'europe does not have swpats' on this site, and it's just not true. We managed to stop having them explicitly legalised, but many, many are still granted every year. You pretty-much just have to say 'some software running on a computer' and thus claim it as a 'machine'. It makes litte practical difference, and what limits there are are being steadily eroded.
Posted Jul 17, 2009 17:45 UTC (Fri) by kdogksu (subscriber, #46337)
Posted Jul 24, 2009 20:29 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand (subscriber, #4458)
That supposes the victim has the staying power money to fight to the bitter (or sweet) end... plus one fighting while many fold doesn't help that much...
Posted Jul 17, 2009 21:50 UTC (Fri) by dmarti (subscriber, #11625)
In other words, we're closing up shop in this market, and this is our chance to poison the well for those who are staying.
As with the Novell deal, the "unspecified patent protection racket" participation is part of a wider deal with MSFT.
Posted Jul 19, 2009 20:49 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
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