Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Hmmm. Microsoft is filing 10 patents as day...why? The answer is not innovation, but fear--they'll need all the legal firepower they can get to make Longhorn (the next MSFT OS release) as open-source unfriendly as possible. When you can't hold onto your customers with features and value, turn it over to the lawyers and legislate a lock-in. Dirty, dirty business to come. Vaughn-Nichols cracks it open here.