When Hugh posted this cartoon
I had a bit of a chuckle.
But when I saw the news about Microsoft suing because free software violates 235 patents I nearly fell off my chair.
No doubt a lot of blog ink will be used up on this issue, but I don’t think it is a conversation or a case that Microsoft will win. It will annoy a lot of people who are involved in the open source industry and seems to already have if you follow the links below.
When Hugh and Steve started the conversation for Microsoft to change the world, I didn’t think it would take this turn. OK Hugh and Steve don’t run the Microsoft legal department but this is going to change the software world and make a whole buncha laywers rich. Don’t we have better things to do with our time.
If Microsoft was a TV show, I think they just “jumped the shark“.
Today I think there will be a lot of people that want Microsoft to “go home”.
Thought for the day. What does “live” spell backwards?
I eat Penguin
Microsoft must really be hurting, Microsoft about to enter into patent war, theWHIR.com Blogs, All about Microsoft, Ask The VC, O’Reilly ONLamp Blog, Microsoft Watch, The Technology Liberation …, Patent Law Blog, Neomeme, Scobleizer, Channel 9, IPcentral Weblog, Texas Startup Blog, FurdLog and Slashdot