Ballmer Won't Dismiss Idea of Suits Against Linux

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    Now double clicking the mouse is also a patent eh?hmm...M$ is poison
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Have Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates patented their names? If not I may change my name to bill gates and start promoting linux. See how important are patents to them!
    Thankfully mathematics cannot be patented or else they would have patented binary too.
    System of patents is pathetic and should be abolished. Many patents are awarded to persons/companies who have never had any hand in innovation of the patent. Best examples of these are Basmati Rice and Turmeric patents awarded to companies in US.
    Well I haven't read OSS licenses but hope that they have technologies patented so that companies like MS can't use them.
     
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