Google Fined $5 Million in Linux Patent Case

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gr3atl10n

One look at the patent and BLAM.

So sorry fellows.

:)

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aarcane

wqant to see another foolish patent?  http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=markup&s2=display&OS=markup+AND+display&RS=markup+AND+display

sudo has been providing all of this functionality for..  how long?  certainly longer than 2008...

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BAMT

That looks a lot like chroot jails to me. (Nice trolling of M$ since they just got it.)

Edit: You're right, too. It looks like a two-in-one.

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aarcane

I read the "Patent", and that's basic computer science 101, that's stuff taught in entry level science at my community college, and insofar as I know, it's been taught since before 1997, though I wasn't around to learn it then...

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immersive

patent/copyright should last 30 years then its all free for anyone to use. If you can't make money on your idea or work in 30 years everyone should be able to use it then for free at no cost. Didn't our forefathers set all this up to be like 15 years or something? Where did this all go wrong. I bet it was some super rich company that got everything changed. No I have not done my research.

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Raswan

It was 7 years. And Edison was the first sorry sob who had to face the reality of patent wars. 

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Brdn666

http://www.google.com/patents?id=X4QXAAAAEBAJ&zoom=4&pg=PA14#v=onepage&q&f=false

Did you know that google has a patent search? The more you know

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Keith E. Whisman

We need to kick East Texas out of the Union. They are so damn strange. I'm pretty sure they believe ever light in the sky that moves must be aliens and that 9-11 was an inside job. 

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ucjuicy

Troll road.

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kixofmyg0t

This may sound stupid....but how can you patent something that's open source and supposedly "free"???

 

I put in a patent for nitrogen years and years ago. It was worded so fanstastic that it doesn't really even sound like nitrogen. 

 

I'm gonna sue every single person on the planet for consuming MY patented product in a few years. Yup.

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BAMT

It's one of those vague patents:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=5893120.PN.&OS=PN/5893120&RS=PN/5893120

I think the patent vaguely describes every web cache server.

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kixofmyg0t

Wow....after reading that over I discovered that *I*, along with everyone reading this, and everyone that has every used any software of any kind in their existance.....is violating this patent.

 

This guy basically patented cache, as well as basically EVERY I/O operation.....

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Photobob16

Are we all gonna share the big prize?

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cj100570

I'm baffled by this dicision too. How can you rule that Google is infringing when the validity and ownership of the patent hasn't even been resolved?!

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Danthrax66

Fuck these assholes trying to patent the linux kernel. This country is fucked because we only have retards running it (Republican and Democrat) and have for years. We need to rewrite all patent/copyright laws.

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