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Re: Question regarding Microsoft patent on file synchronization

From: Mark Reibert <svn_at_reibert.com>
Date: 2007-04-24 07:50:24 CEST

My guess is there exists plenty of prior art to make any attempt to
enforce this patent baseless. Because of that, I would not worry about
it until someone comes knocking at my door.

Of course, that is an easy position for me to take as I am not
responsible for mounting a defense!

On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 01:01 +0200, Andreas Schweigstill wrote:
> Hello!
> Karl Fogel schrieb:
> > The reason I'm not too worried is that there would be tremendous
> > negative publicity for Microsoft if they sued the Subversion project,
> > or any open source project, for infringing this (bogus) patent.
> Really? Have you forgotten Steve Balmer's historical speech where
> he states that "Linux is communism" and also the National Guard has
> to be deployed for the fight against Linux?
> And what about:
> "Steve Ballmer has reissued Microsoft's patent threat against Linux,
> warning open-source vendors that they must respect his company's
> intellectual property." from:
> http://news.com.com/Ballmer+repeats+threats+against+Linux/2100-7344_3-6160604.html?tag=nefd.top
> Regards
> Andreas

Mark S. Reibert, Ph.D.
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