Re: Microsoft, Linux, RH and patents....

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Today Andy Green did spake thusly:

Kim Lux wrote:
On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 19:09 -0700, Craig White wrote:
What am I missing here ?
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the label... FUD
Is it really that simple, that Microsoft doesn't have a leg to stand
on ?  I think its FUD too, but surely there must be more to it than
that ?
Well you can say it would be very poor FUD if it didn't leave you thinking
"there must be more to it than that".
RHAT have obviously been alive to the threat from a patent attack knowing
they have several powerful enemies that are all patented up, hence their
ripping out of chunks of stuff like MP3 support. If anyone doubted their
wisdom they ain't doubting any more.
Ahem.
Microsoft own the patent to at least two parts of OpenGL
Novell spent lots of money developing OpenGL accelerated desktop stuff
Redhat followed suit

So...who is silly here?

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