Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on November 20, 2006 04:58 AM
Agreed. Even if we stop accepting code from Novell, that is already a victory for M$. Whatever the outcome, this seems a win situation for them.
But the problem is not so much M$ or Novell: the real problem is software patents. This monstrosity should have never come into existence. Since I'm not from the U.S. I can only thank we have not this problem here; btw, is there any other country which recognizes "software patents"?
If there is any doubt about how these non-sensical patents affect innovation, this case illustrates how harmful they are.