11.14.07

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Another Linux Patent Deal. This Time It’s Kyocera Mita Corp.

Posted in GNU/Linux, Hardware, Kyocera Mita, Microsoft, Novell, Patent Covenant, Patents at 2:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

What the…?

This one looks similar to the Samsung and Fuji Xerox deals. It is about embedded devices.

Agreement will cover intellectual property contained in hardware and software products, including certain Linux-based technologies.

Which patents does Kyocera Mita allegedly infringe on? It’s safe to say that Kyocera Mita did not even ask and Microsoft would not say because, according to Microsoft, it requires too much paper.

Hey, Novell, didn’t you insist your stupid (and seminal) deal had nothing to do with patents? A lot of this can be blamed on you setting a precedence, just as Bruce Perens and others have predicted from the very start.

Linux gives blood to Novell

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11 Comments

  1. eet said,

    November 14, 2007 at 6:39 am

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    I can’t comprehend how grown up men can post such yellow-press style shite without feeling like complete jerks.

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from an abusive Internet troll

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 14, 2007 at 5:17 pm

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    It’s greyscale. No tabloid. No yellow. ;-) If you wish to carry on trolling, then take it somewhere else, please.

  3. SundayRefugee said,

    November 15, 2007 at 2:19 am

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    Somehow, when I saw there were comments, I just KNEW at least one was going to be a useless ad-hom from eet, contributing nothing of substance. It would be different if he/she were making intelligent rebuttals. Roy, it’s making your site nearly unreadable ;-)

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 15, 2007 at 3:59 am

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    ..site nearly unreadable

    Sometime unbearable too. I’ve told eet politely that if these attacks carry on, s/he’ll have to take it somewhere else.

  5. eet said,

    November 15, 2007 at 1:01 pm

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    Your site is almost yellow-press tabloid. In fact, I’m only waiting for the page-1-girl to show up. ;-) She could only raise the level of your blog as it is already groin-level…

    Also your ‘caricatures’ remind me very strongly of the horrible anti-Jewish propaganda cartoons in Germany 1920-1945. They are in really, really bad taste and one of the reasons why I don’t respect you and your aims in the least.

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  6. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 15, 2007 at 2:20 pm

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    You are thinking what you wish to believe and sometimes turn a discussion about licences and software into something racial. More character assassination attempts, eh?

  7. eet said,

    November 15, 2007 at 4:10 pm

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    No, but I hope you will someday realize why your website, as it is, must provoke a very, very uneasy feeling in many people and not in the least serves the interest of Linux users.

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  8. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 15, 2007 at 4:55 pm

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    A victorious, jubilant, advocacy-related activity is what I do outside this site. But complacency is a huge danger, especially when Microsoft has a shrewd strategy for pulling the carpet from under competitors’ feet. Without awareness, Microsoft will get its way.

  9. eet said,

    November 16, 2007 at 4:43 am

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    If I’d point a few Windows-users who contemplate switching to Linux to your site they’d instantly dismiss the idea because they wouldn’t want to be involved with all the idiocy and paranoia that is having a bawl here.

    Myself, I feel more and more sympathy for M$, the more I read of your blog.

    Congratulations, if that’s what you wanted.

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  10. eet said,

    November 16, 2007 at 4:44 am

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    ball, not ball

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  11. eet said,

    November 16, 2007 at 4:44 am

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    ball not bawl, not ball

    :p

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