The Patent Wars

apprently have begun. Red Hat and Novell have been sued by ‘IP Innovation’ (HAHA) for infringing on ‘their’ parent (it’s really a Xerox patent that they only bought) on virtual desktops. I wonder, why Red Hat and Novell (and not, for example, Sun, IBM, etc). It’s these two companies that showed a very strong position against and for Microsoft’s patent deals. I wouldn’t be surprised if Novell gets help by their big brother, while Red Hat doesn’t. That would serve well to show what a good idea it is to make dirty deals with Microsoft, and drive more weaklings into the ‘protecting’ hands of M$, whose only goal is to control the market.

I do hope that this will wake up the army and make M$ and/or the broken patent system shut up once and for all. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.


About Roman Kennke
JVM Hacker, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat's OpenJDK team, Shenandoah GC project lead, Java Champion

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