RE: Linux stifles innovation...

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 07:45:44 EST

On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Alan Olsen wrote:

> I expect the next thing that will happen is that they will get
> patents on key portions of their protocols and then start
> enforcing them.

If Microsoft would start pissing off IBM and other major
companies which have big business interests in Linux by
invoking their patents, I can just imagine IBM coming down
on Microsoft with their own patents ...

"Hey you! Stop flipping those bits! Hold it right there!
 ... Don't you flip any more bits, read this patent first..."

(and I'm sure they must have patents on _setting_ bits as
well ;))



Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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