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Trend Micro patent claim provokes FOSS community, leads to boycott

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 210.49.113.171] on February 17, 2008 01:50 PM
What is wrong with you people? Stop playing WoW, turn off your PC and get into the real world. If you had a patent would you not want to protect it? Think of how novel a post-it note is, a bit of glue on a piece of paper but 3M went to great lengths to protect it to earn as much as they could because - wait for it - they invented it, no matter how simple it may now seem. How novel is Amazon's One-Click-Buy patent, but because it's not on the FOSS agenda no one cares. All i'm saying is these are everywhere, if you invent it, patent it. Simple.

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