Archive | June 14, 2004

Because FAT just wants to be free…

Microsoft’s war on GPL dealt patent setback. FAT not a banker By Andrew Orlowski . [The Register]

Software patents are an inherently bad idea, in my opinion, and
compounded and amplified in the US by an incompetent system that grants
frivolous patents that cost small fortunes to litigate. Software
companies should compete on features, on true innovation, and not on false claims of past inventions. That’s not how the software community has ever worked.

Ernie: look out for the nice guys

Profile of a Dangerous Cross-examiner.
I remember once asking my father, the Psychoanalyst, to explain this
thing called ‘sublimation’ that I kept reading about in his shrink
books. His explanation went something like this. People often have
urges that are socially unacceptable, like perhaps a… [Ernie The Attorney]

Is the new Microsoft the old IBM?

Barbara Darrow, industry editor at Computer Reseller News, writes “Something interesting happened
on the road to and from software dominance. Microsoft, which always
delighted in displacing the old farts of technology, has become an old
fart itself.”

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