karl at freefriends.org
Sat Jun 16 01:58:29 CEST 2007
I had not heard that Microsoft had specified any of the patents yet.
Given that concepts like BigEndian numbers and using XOR to draw cursors
have been (absurdly) patented, it is entirely plausible that Microsoft
owns plenty of patents which every program "infringes". TrueType
manipulation sounds like a viable candidate.
since Microsoft won't specify what patents it claims are being violated,
only that there are a lot of them, you will be crushed.
Well, even Microsoft, even with the stupid US legal system, can't crush
you on the basis of vague claims. They have to bring you to court for a
So far it seems their campaign is basically one of increasing FUD.
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