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Re: [opensuse] Fact or Fiction? Possible Novell Ban
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 23:09:58 -0900
  • Message-id: <200702042309.59147.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 04 February 2007, John E. Perry wrote:
> That is a statement that neither you nor anyone else outside of
> Microsoft management can make.  They have gotten thousands of software
> patents in the past couple of years,

If they got the patent in the last couple years it hardly matters does it!.
The mere presence of said technology in linux would be prior art and therefore
invalidate any two year old patent.

John Andersen
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