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Comment: Tangled Web (Score 1) 93

by ohb1knewbie (#39777333) Attached to: Facebook Purchases 650 AOL Patents From Microsoft
Oh, the tangled web They weave. When Patent Guilds Conspire as thieves. Patents today have become like some magic amulet from D&D. You only have to possess it for a short time to impart its magical protection to you forever. After that, you're free to pass (sell) it on to the next troll who needs to up his powers. Does anyone really believe that MS will not, as a term of the sell, keep an eternal license to the patents just as AOL likely did in its sell to MS? Patents must DIE.
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+ - Bill's Borg Sized Greed->

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ohb1knewbie writes "Mark Lucovsky recalls the expansive scope of Bill Gates greed in an article by Cade Metz at Wired Enterprise. In an otherwise interesting and informative article on Vmware's decision to open source the Cloud Foundry, former Microsoft NT head programmer reveals “Bill the Borg's” hopes and dreams for Windows NT. “Bill said his goal with NT was to charge $1,000 a copy instead of $15,” Lucovsky remembers."
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