[linux-elitists] microsoft's license - SCO

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Aug 12 08:57:21 PDT 2003

begin Joe Barr quotation of Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 10:05:22AM -0500:

> http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=03/08/12/1350213&tid=17

Tedious Microsoft-bashing and using the phrase "intellectual property
rights" three times, none of them as a direct quote?  Please.  

US patent 5,838,906 was filed October 17, 1994.  And it looks like
it could be read to apply to _any_ browser plugin, as well as to
Microsoft's (prior art) OLE.

Best of luck to Microsoft in its appeal.  We can all be glad that
they're fighting it instead of buying Eolas.  This patent is a turd
that _somebody_ needs to fish out of the punch bowl.

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