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Whould you pay Microsoft for these kind of patents?
Yes, they deserve it (5)
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
Yes, but not much (4)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Yes, but i whouldn't like to (3)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
No, i' m not paying for that (2)
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
No, its crazy ! (1)
45%
 45%  [ 15 ]
No, Microsoft should be charged for this patent (1)
39%
 39%  [ 13 ]
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Matrix



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article :
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99995072

Now, tell me, who is going to pay to microsoft for using double click in his/her programs?
Here's my opinion : Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
MATRIX
Post 05 Sep 2004, 20:29
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idiots...
Post 05 Sep 2004, 20:38
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This is old news... But it's still a stupid patent that shouldn't have been granted. Sadly patents like this are becoming increasingly common Sad
Post 05 Sep 2004, 21:15
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Ideas cannot be patented. This is a nonsense and a delay for the developement of all the mankind.

Welcome back to the OBSCURANTISM ! !
The new Inquisition is here.
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Oh common. Patents are fine... outside of software.

You should recieve credit for inventing the zipper, and you should recieve credit for inventing the printing press.

But patents were designed to be fair when patenting ideas similar to soap. Software is nothing like soap, in fact, ideas that software have just don't make sense most of the time, because patents were made for soap, not software.
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pelaillo wrote:
Ideas cannot be patented. This is a nonsense and a delay for the developement of all the mankind.


That's not true! All idea behind patents is to protect ideas. The problem with software patents is - are we think of software development as technical invention or as an art? Software can be protected enough by copyright laws, the same way as music, writings and other arts are protected.

There is many differences between patenting software and patenting in other fields. Some of them:

1) In countries where software patents are legimitime, software is "protected" both by copyright law and patents law. You can't find the same thing in other fields, as copyrights protects intelectual property (music, writings, etc...), but patents protect technical inventions. So you must decide, what software is - art or technical invention?

2) In IT field technologies are evolving very very fast, so patent lifetime of 20 years practically speaking means that patent holder will have lifetime monopoly on specific idea.
Post 06 Sep 2004, 05:36
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Double click patent? Ok, then I`ll click once on an icon to select it, and then press ENTER to run... or we`re gonna have a keyboard typing patent??? Then I`ll write on every wall i see: "m$ suxx!"

How does m$ going to check usage of double or single click on my machine?
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I wonder how linux and apple are going to do about this? LAUGH?
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maybe they need tripple click or cripple click?
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Let`s patent tripple click for LINUX
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They patented every combination of clicks with one button.

You cannot patent ideas: patents are for process involving an energy transformation of any kind.
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Whould you pay Microsoft for these kind of patents?

Yes, they deserve it (5)


i guess, we got some MS people lurking around here !!
Post 06 Sep 2004, 13:26
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vbVeryBeginner wrote:
Whould you pay Microsoft for these kind of patents?

Yes, they deserve it (5)


i guess, we got some MS people lurking around here !!


Hy all, well, you're wrong, i wrote it just for fun Very Happy
i didn't thought of someone whould choose that.
MATRIX
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hi matrix, so sorry, i misunderstood that chart Sad

i thought 5 people click that !
well, after i cast my vote,
i saw, i am in the majority 52%, microsoft is crazy Smile
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they should blow up microsoft and tear off gate's balls.
Post 07 Sep 2004, 18:23
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Doubleclick?

To launch an application using mouse, one should do the following:
- press left button;
- release it;
- press again - program starts at this time!!

So, actually we might patent this *1.5 click* and earn a lot of money from microsoft Very Happy
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this is old news... luckily we here in the EU doesn't have that absurd patent law -- but FEAR! we MIGHT! (if the idiots may decide!!!!)

Besides, they're seeking patent for virtual dekstop manager-- you know the stuff that's been avalible in (among others) most window managers running on linux for many many many years....

I wonder, can I patent the process of ensuring nobody else can take advantage of my innovations/creations..... (ie patenting the patent process, though, I'd probably succed and if I patented sueing/prosecuting, then no one would be able to prosecute me (to test if the pataent I gained is legal, as the __ patent office doesn't investigate patent request anymore but just accept them an let the one with most lawyers decide who's right in a court......))
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I will patent the right of charging me :DDD
then i can't be charged or jailed for anything without my permission Smile
what do you say?
MATRIX
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Quote:

they should blow up microsoft and tear off gate's balls.


lol,
that is mean :p
Post 08 Sep 2004, 17:55
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notice: /me is listening to: "Accept - Balls to the wall" and sings along
Quote:
Too many slaves in this world
Die by torture and pain
Too many people do not see
They're killing themselves - going insane

Too many people do not know
Bondage is over the human race
They believe slaves always lose
And this fear keeps them down

Watch the damned (God bless ya)
They're gonna break their chains (Hey)
No, you can't stop them (God bless ya)
They're coming to get you
And then you'll get your

Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall

(full lyrics: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Balls-To-The-Wall-lyrics-Accept/B9E70DFCEFC5C2D24825696A00156E8E )

I suddely see a sumbliminal message Wink (or maybe, I see what I want - I'm a millitant penguin, think of how that affects my interprenation of the text Razz )
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