Thursday, June 19, 2008

InformationWeek blog: clueless on Red Hat?

Note the following text about the patent system:

Worse, most of the people caught in its gears aren't deliberate offenders -- they're companies that don't do patent investigations because of the cost, time, and effort involved. (And even if their detective work turns up anything, it often isn't of much use.)

Gee, why bother to study what others have done before when you can just go out and re-discover the wheel, and plead, a la Glenn Poshard, "inadvertent patent infringement"? Gee, I did not have the time or money to read previous work, but I did have the time and money to re-do the previous work. Now that's an efficient system!

Referencing the Red Hat Summit, this post also extolled Michael Meurer.


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