[OT] Free software versus software idea patents

Martin Gregorie martin at address-in-sig.invalid
Fri Apr 15 00:55:58 CEST 2011


On Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:23:01 -0700, Westley Martínez wrote:

> 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.
>
Its both: a lot of company intranets that rely on IE6 quirks and have 
never been upgraded and, evidently, there are still office PCs in use 
that are old enough to have been bought with it installed and never 
upgraded.


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