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Re: Microsoft's Former CTO is Attacking the US Industry With Software Patents

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Saturday 23 Jul 2011 22:23 : \____

> Homer wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper spake thusly:
>>> [quote] Did you want to settle?
>>> Never, never. That's the difference between the way an employee and an
>>> owner thinks. They attacked my family's name and came into my community
>>> and made us look bad. There was never an instance of me wanting to give
>>> in. I would have loved to have fought it. But when (the BSA) went to
>>> Congress to get their powers, part of what they got is that I
>>> automatically have to pay their legal fees from day one. That's why
>>> nobody's ever challenged them--they can't afford it. My attorney said
>>> it was going to cost our side a quarter million dollars to fight them,
>>> and since you're paying their side, too, figure at least half a
>>> million. It's not worth it. You pay the fine and get on with your
>>> business. [/quote]
>>> Read more: http://news.cnet.com/2008-1082_3-5065859.html#ixzz1Sv45SzhT
>> But according to Tom the shill Shelton, giving in is an admission of
>> guilt.
>> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.advocacy/msg/c0f927dcdbaa09b2
> Tom is such a small object, I pay no attention him. In a criminal case,
> then perhaps. However, in a civil case, as these patent cases appear to
> be, the only winners are the lawyers.
> Remember, Novell won the court case regarding Microsoft's anticompetitive
> acts toward Novell WordPerfect, but Novell still lost (out of business,
> now a component of Attachmate). The only way to have true justice (in
> the case of Microsoft) would be criminal cases and jail sentences for its
> officers, not fines.
> They should have heeded Justice Jackson and split Microsoft into multiple
> components like they did to AT&T.

IIRC, "Tom the shill Shelton" is a Microsoft MVP (or used to be one). He's 
just collecting thetans.

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