I've never really understood all the copywright bs. I mean, something like XML would likely be created by an standards association and not a company or individual. On top of that, the people who are trying to enforce their copywright never seem to pursue it unless there's money involved. I mean, seriously, if you're going to enforce it, enforce it at all times. To me, this is greed personified and blatant. Where's the consistency? Where's the ethics?
Quick Edit: Further reading on this tells me Microsoft isn't the only company affected, it would include any software that is based on XML, which is pretty much all the Office Suite makers, even Open Office. Microsoft had the biggest pockets which is why they are in court. Canadian company i4i is coming out with an office product of their own, and has owned the patent on XML since 1998. They had no problem with other's use of XML until they decide to profit on it. All of a sudden, they have a product and a lawsuit? I'd be willing to bet their product was thrown together in the past year, when they started feeling the effects of a lagging economy. I can just hear somebody in a boardroom saying, Microsoft will keep us afloat.
Who are the REAL pirates?
This post has been edited by Pwn: 15 August 2009 - 07:04 AM