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Re: New Nokia device is Debian-based?

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:19:20PM +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Many of those Patents a not related to OSS.

Yes, true. But many other "non software" patents are actually disguised software patents (such as implementing a trivial algorithm on a chip - hey, these ARE software patents)

> And some others can not enforced.

Huh ? Remember the one-click patent, the plugin (Eolas) patent ? If you aren't backed up by expensive erperts, you're dead. IT is complicated. Software is damn complicated.

> You see realy black ?

No, no. I'm just realistic. If a company has the opportunity to kill competitors, using legal ways, there are no reasons not to use them.
What is illogical is to create new ways of killing competition, through software patents.

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