HAL must die!

Da Rock freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Fri Mar 18 00:20:29 UTC 2011

On 03/18/11 03:35, David Brodbeck wrote:
> 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.
Ha! You're right. I should have mentioned that management would have to 
have a longer term, particular socially responsible view of things.

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