[OT] Free software versus software idea patents

Westley Martínez anikom15 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 18:23:01 EDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-04-15 at 08:01 +1000, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:36 AM, Martin Gregorie
> <martin at address-in-sig.invalid> wrote:
> > I think the only real evil is to set out to make a non-standards-
> > compliant server and then design client software that seeks to lock in
> > people to your server. FWIW I'm not certain that is anything that MS
> > deliberately set out to do.
> IE 6. Why is it still around? Because MS deliberately set out to
> encourage companies to use its features (mainly in intranet
> applications).
> ChrisA

I always thought it was because sys admins don't bother to upgrade.

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