Thanks to the guys at the linux forum(note: I wouldn’t consider visiting linuxforums.org without adblock and noscript), I bring you the latest dipshit patent maneuver by Microft: Microsoft patents sudo.
I won’t bother regurgitating any of the links to prior art. You can find hundreds of them over at the Groklaw site. I just wanted to post for the people who don’t understand why it’s becoming increasingly hard to take Microsoft seriously as a software “developer”.
They came into existence riding on the coattails of other people’s work. Over the years, you would have thought they could have hired enough competent developers to come up with something of their own to stand on. It seems though that they are still trying their damnedest to keep and gain users by simply absorbing intellectual property they can buy and shutting down those they can’t through lawsuits.
I guess we’re supposed to be surprised.
The NY Times reports that the all-American couple, the Obamas, gave the Queen of England an i-Pod filled with music and pictures from her 2007 visit as a gift.
I would absolutely love to hear the RIAA’s thoughts on the President giving the Queen some music. How would the entity that has sued household pets and corpses for sharing music feel about music being passed from one hand to another in this fashion with nary a concern for the owner’s rights? How would the RIAA write up the resulting press release when they notify the American public that our President is a pirate? It would be a fantastic read, I’ve no doubt. Aww, come on. I can’t be the only one that would find comedy gold in “RIAA vs. Obama”.
And the Queen? Well, now she thinks we’re all mindless sheep that pirate music.