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____/ Homer on Friday 06 June 2008 09:02 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Mark Kent spake thusly:
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> Software patents: IPO revises practice and High Court makes another
>>> pro-patentee decision
>> Interesting that it would seem to be Nokia pushing this (symbian).
> The Symbian case marks the end of Britain's software patent-free
> sanctuary. With all that pressure (read: lobbying, i.e. bribery)
> from Intellectual Monopolists, it was bound to happen eventually.
> The implication for GNU/Linux seems increasingly dire. Where are
> distros going to host their patent encumbered packages now?
> Soon Fuddie's assertion that playing DVDs under Linux is illegal
> may actually become true everywhere, and not just in the United
> States of Advertising.
> The day the Intellectual Monopolists seize total control of the
> Free Software community, will be the day I stop using computers.
There's still a good chance of implosion. It's not as grim as you put it.
~~ Best of wishes
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