Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Patent Infringment suit against Linux

Comments Filter:
  • The patent in question is for the idea of multiple desktops, something not implemented in the linux kernel (except in the context of virtual consoles) but rather in the various window managers for X11 distributed by Red Hat. So it's not even a GNU/Linux issue: installing the good ol' tvtwm [wikipedia.org] of 1990 over X11 would also create a system which persuambly infringes this patent. I wonder when it became possible to patent the past. PS: Novell has also been sued. Ha-Ha
    • Nowadays multiple desktops exist in any windowed OS.
      You can have them even in Windows (though you need 3rd party stuff).

"What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying." -- Nikita Khrushchev

Working...