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[News] Amid Layoffs and Earnings Drop of 32%, Microsoft Attacks with Software Patents and FUD

  • Subject: [News] Amid Layoffs and Earnings Drop of 32%, Microsoft Attacks with Software Patents and FUD
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 22:56:16 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 9

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| Microsoft vs. Linux
| Microsoft has claimed that Linux violates approximately 235 patents. The 
| company has reportedly “chosen” to not sue, and the rationale for this choice 
| has been the topic of much speculation. Microsoft has not revealed the 
| details of the violations, including the identifying numbers of the violated 
| patents.    
| Lack of merit in the claim is probably the reason most people believe 
| Microsoft has not filed – in other words, Microsoft is bluffing. Perhaps 
| Microsoft knows that the patents are not enforcible for one reason or 
| another, but it also knows fully that it retains power derived from fear so 
| long as it can make threats that sound credible. If the claim does lack 
| merit, that power would diminish rapidly once a case is brought against the 
| first defendant. Either the patents would be found to be unenforcible (e.g. 
| prior art would be proven), or legal action against one defendant would 
| prompt the Linux community as a whole to adapt quickly. Details of the suit 
| would provide the vital information required to ensure that Linux complies 
| with all patents going forward.          
| Many Linux supporters and advocates disapproved when Novell and XandrOS 
| succumbed to this fear when they signed their now famous “peace treaties” 
| with Microsoft.  


Re-spinning famous quotes: Linux and Cancer.

,----[ Quote ]
| The strange thing is, replace just one word in the quote and it makes perfect 
| sense to me: 
| Mono is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to 
| everything it touches. 



Tomboy, Gnote, and the limits of forks

,----[ Quote ]
| Some people have complained about its faults for a while; Hubert Figuiere,
| instead, chose to do something about it in the form of the Gnote utility.


Gnote vs Tomboy and complete Mono removal

,----[ Quote ]
| Has many of you may know, a new project has gotten a lot of attention lately
| in the Linux world. That project’s name is Gnote.  Gnote is an experimental
| port of Tomboy to C++, it’s the same note taking application, minus things
| not done yet, including panel applet, boatload of addins and synchronization,
| but just be patient and you will have a full port of Tomboy soon.
| Today I’ve decided to give Gnote a try and install it on my system, I used
| the unofficial Gnote PPA for Ubuntu provided by Vadim Peretokin, at the
| moment it still hasn’t been updated to the latest version of Gnote, but I’m
| sure it will soon. My first impressions were good, it loaded a lot faster
| than Tomboy, 2.324 seconds versus the 0.280 seconds of Gnote and it was also
| three times lighter than Tomboy, maybe because of all of the Mono bloat that
| Tomboy depends on…

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