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2004-05-20 (Thursday)

Nat says Novell has lawyers and all software infringes, and this simply highlights the point I already made. Patent issues are not black and white. They are risk analysis. And different people and companies face different risks. What Novell finds acceptable risk may not be acceptable for individual hackers, or for other companies. The real […]

Whee, More Mono!

Seth did a nicer job explaining the Mono issues than I ever did. Miguel’s response I would summarize as “any software could infringe patents, so we should ignore patents until they become an issue, then work around.” However, not all patents are the same. Some of the factors: Whether the patent is on an implementation […]