[OT] Free software versus software idea patents

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Fri Apr 15 04:09:57 CEST 2011

On Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:50:24 -0700, Westley Martínez wrote:

> Also, why aren't Opera and Google criticized for their proprietary
> browsers (Chrome is essentially a proprietary front-end)? Is it because
> their browsers follow web standards, or is it because we have demonized
> Microsoft?

A little of both.

Personally, I think it is *good* that there is a plurality of browsers in 
the market. In my perfect world, no single browser should capture more 
than 20% share of users.


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