HAL must die!

Chip Camden sterling at camdensoftware.com
Thu Mar 17 17:46:55 UTC 2011

Quoth David Brodbeck on Thursday, 17 March 2011:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 5:59 PM, Da Rock
> <freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au> wrote:
> >> The problem is it'd have to be someone who's unemployed. ;)  Any
> >> software company is going to want to patent something that valuable;
> >> they'd be failing their shareholders if they didn't.
> >>
> >
> > Except a private company.
> Yeah, but  most private software companies are trying to get bought
> out by one of the big guys, in which case a good patent portfolio is
> helpful.  I remember hearing about one company in the 90s that
> actually had "be acquired by Microsoft" as part of their long-term
> business plan.

Nowadays it's "be acquired by Google."  Requires less of a patent
portfolio, and more creative energy.

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