After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> Super patent troll Intellectual Ventures buys Transmeta patent portfolio
> Transmeta patents trolled, company dies
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Meanwhile, Intellectual Ventures (IFV), a patent troll company, headed by
>| ex-Vole Nathan Myhrvold, who had tried to score some patents from Transmeta
>| in May 2008, got a secret deal going with Novafora and Transmeta's board.
>| The Transmeta board finished off its merger, quit its job (ironically as part
>| of the deal no Transmeta board member will serve on the Novafora board) and
>| still found time to sell off 140+ of its patents to Intellectual Ventures.
Maybe that'll tip Linus over to GPLv3 <grin>.
Swipple's Rule of Order:
He who shouts the loudest has the floor.