Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Patent Portfolio
Author Paul Vinkenoog
Hi Lester,

>> I agree software patents shouldn't exist. I could just see this
>> person(or company) try to tackle the big names that already use
>> this method.

> The company is Microsoft ;) they still think they invented the
> internet.

Funny how history is sometimes rewritten, eh? I remember vividly how
Microsoft used to downplay the Internet and presented MSN as the
better alternative. When it later turned out that their scheme didn't
work, they changed their act. MSN became something *on* the Internet
and Microsoft behaved like they'd always been a warm supporter of the
Net... which, by the way, was invented by Al Gore ;-)

Paul Vinkenoog