Good article over at Network World about Patents Microsoft has claimed to hold. I’ve blogged about the silliness of patents like this in the past. People at the patent offices must be not tech savvy. I would NEVER have let such vague patents be allowed through.
Check some of them out: The Microsoft/Android war: Which patents are at stake?
By Michael Palmer
| Sep 22, 2011
| 1 min read
Oracle sues Google over Android and Java | Relevant Results – CNET News.
Wow, I must have missed this news. Not sure how I feel. IMHO programming languages should be free and open. You can make your own IDE and sell it, but really the right to use the language should be free, or even in the case of Java, sell your VM to people.
Maybe I’m not well versed enough on the whole ordeal.