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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Do you think that would be good or bad?
    • I don't know. When I mentioned this in the office the first comment was that Microsoft would have carte blanche to (mis)appropriate any patented software they felt like, because no-one would dare try to sue them. But thinking further the bottom feeding pond life[*] who were totally open source might continue.

      But really I'm not sure. It just creates new nukes - this time a denial of software attack. Medium term I think it only favours the really big OS vendors (who can use entirely in house products) agains

      • Yeah, I thought about it for a while and concluded that none of the currently important scenarios would be affected.

        The only significant change is that MSFT would have a weapon they could use against their own customers: if MSFT decided to sue someone, and that some was dependent on MSFT software, then they couldn’t sue back, even if they had the kind of patent portfolio and lawyer money that would usually be used to effect a cross-licensing stand-off.

        In other words, no practical difference.

        I th