[OT] Free software versus software idea patents

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 00:01:42 CEST 2011


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



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