Have MSFT eaten Parrot's lunch?

chromatic chromatic at wgz.org
Wed May 23 18:42:00 BST 2007

On Wednesday 23 May 2007 09:41:13 Peter Corlett wrote:

> On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 09:29:37AM -0700, chromatic wrote:

> > On Wednesday 23 May 2007 08:41:40 ben at bpfh.net wrote:

> >> The Ruby implementation will be released under a BSD-alike license, and
> >> the official advice from the implementor is: "if we at MSFT start doing
> >> things with your Ruby implementation, then take what we've done and fork
> >> it."

> > ... because forking works soooooo well with patents.

> How many of those patents are valid in *London*?

I ass-u-me-d that you might like to distribute your software outside of London 
without legal reprisal.

... but I suppose there must be some benefit to living in London besides the 
high price of housing and comparatively low pay!

-- c

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