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____/ Homer on Tuesday 04 August 2009 23:52 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Open Invention Network starts buying patents
> Hasn't the OIN been exposed as an utter farce?
> The entire purpose of the ION was for them to offer some kind of Mexican
> stand-off protection against patent trolls attacking FLOSS related
> projects, yet when it came down to the crunch in the TomTom case, it
> became crystal clear that the OIN is completely impotent.
> So why do they continue to waste money justifying software patents?
Microsoft sued Melco not so long ago (over Linux). Where was OIN? Why has the
FTC done nothing about this case of racketeering? Nothing was disclosed
(boiler room deal).
~~ Best of wishes
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