In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Cameo says...
> Some of you probably have seen this news item but what I could not find
> in it is just what they found in Linux kernel that Google was
> infringing. After all, Linux is a free OS that anybody can use without a
> license, so what's the beef?
a) Software patents suck.
b) I'm curious which patents are violated. I've read this story in three
different places. No one tells us what the actual problem was.
c) I hope Google countersues the living crap out of the idiots who sued
them. Oracle may have a couple valid issues regarding copyrights to some
of the Java source code used in Android, but this is a completely
different situation. Linux itself is based on a huge codebase, much of
which was initially created in academia, years ago. I'm curious exactly
what the smaller company thinks it has patents on.
Steve Sobol - Programming/WebDev/IT Support sjsobol@JustThe.net