|Which makes his view on patents not entirely surprising. Remember what Gates admitted in
As an aside, note how SWPAT draws heavily from Groklaw for reference
material (at the bottom of the page), so the solid evidence we post here about
patents being bad goes to places where it can be used to best advantage, all
because of concepts like sharing and Creative Commons, and even simple web
concepts like hyperlinking. See why sharing, and the freedom to do so, and a
reasonably free internet, are so good?
Now why do I say that he was the Bill
Gates of his era?
Having said that, I must admit that Bill,
whose publicly reported utterances and even court depositions are generally not
entirely truthful, did get it about right in 1991, as did Brunel. And, Bill got
patent-trolled badly by Jobs. Slashdot which I quote reluctantly as the other link I had
is not working right now.
- Lack of compliance with established standards, which
had to be subsequently reworked. Railway gauge, network
- Technical incompetence. Most of Brunel's bridges had to be
rebuilt. Bill's input into Windoze speaks for itself.
- Greatly revered by
the non-technical masses.
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