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m.z.rieux at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 23:31:40 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/20/2010 04:06 AM, Marcel Rieux wrote:
>> Did you notice that Sundaram's never replied to my message explaining
>> that pretending that OOo not having an autoreplace option because of
>> copyright matters is absolutely ridiculous since this replace option
>> is a basic high school exercise?
> It is not about "copyright matters" but software patents.
Seems I'll have to answer this one after all...
What's a software patent is not a copyright on code? How this moves
the discussion forward? Buzz off!
> I did actually reply to
> you twice explaining that patents even when they apply to basic ideas
> cannot be ignored as that is the unfortunate legal reality of it.
> Others have pointed out more details
Did the courts ever allowed Microsoft to apply its "copyright" on
> If you read another mail in that thread, the specific details have
> been noted at
> It seems you keep ignoring it and claim that I did not reply to you.
> That isn't true.
Rest assured I'm ignoring nothing but your nonsense. If Microsoft
asked for a patent on "Autocorrecting text typed into a word
processing document", why should (formerly Sun), Oracle or Red Hat
care about this? As I explained it's only a high school exercise.
Microsoft has patented anything and everything it could think of. And
the stupid US patent office throws patents all over the place. It"s
when the patents come to court that the dealing is done.
These are the kind which Microsoft uses to pretend that Linux
infringes many of their patents. Who ever cared about this? Certainly
nopt Red Hat! I don't know how deep you are in India but you certainly
know this. You distribute Fedora as Omega with all the MS codecs
because the Indian government, though it receives subsidies from the
Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, rightfully doesn't give a shit
about software patents.
How come a Red Hat employee becomes so ignorant when it comes to
understanding patent issues?
Buzz off with your stupidities about copyright and patents. It doesn't
help you make a point. I really don't understand how come Red Hat
doesn't fire you on the spot.
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