Skip navigation

I am confuzzled by how software patents work.

It seems that Microsoft takes patents out on a lot of shit. Indeed they even have a patent on the concept of a “taskbar with a start menu”.

But many Linux distros use a very Windows-like UI. And I have seen many example of free software that I would say may “violate” these software patents.

What happens when someone violates a software patent? I can think of a few examples of people that SEEM to be “getting away with it. . .”

Google patents is cool though!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: