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Jimmy O'Regan writes:
> Justin Mason wrote:
>> >MS have already intimidated one Linux video software developer regarding
> >infringement of one of their patents.
> I think that story is about VirtualDub, which, though open source, is
> Windows software (I think Microsoft wanted their API used in that case -
> they haven't threatened any Linux video developers AFAIK)
doh! I hadn't realised that VirtualDub was windows-only. You're
right, my mistake :(
BTW, an interesting Reg article I found in the process, with some really
choice Bill Gates quotes:
"Symbian is bad for us no matter what. But Symbian is SUPER bad for us
if... Symbian is going to create proprietary protocols so that other
devices have to pay them royalties if they want to interoperate."
[...] Bill adds:- "We have not done this on the PC [...] actually I
think we should in a few areas but that is another discussion".
Gates recommends action to "patent our schemas... we can't be asleep on
key issues like this".
There's the genesis of MS' "open standards"! ;)
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