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November 11, 2009


Seen over at Slashdot – Microsoft is attempting to copyright has patented SUDO. Seriously. More at Groklaw.

  1. November 12, 2009 at 1:08 am

    You’re really going to want an -rf on that.

  2. ArtK
    November 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Correction: Microsoft is not trying to copyright sudo, they have patented it. Despite tons of prior art, the USPTO granted a patent.

  3. DLC
    November 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Are they granting a patent on SUDO or on microsofts’ “improvement” on SUDO ? Remember, many of Edison’s 1000 or so patents were merely improvements on previous art, which is quite legal. (If unethical)

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