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fighting the patent madness

tim berners lee, the guy that gifted us with the world wide web personally stands up against a decision of the us patent office to award the eolas corporation with a patent for embedded browser applications as the register reports.

this is interesting since eolas won a 500 million $ judgement against microsoft based on this very patent.

mr. berners lee is not known to be a fan of microsoft since they have a nasty tendency to trample over web standards.

the etoy.CORPORATION, which by definition uses and supports free software in all it's ventures and is neither a fan of microsoft and its attempt to dumb down your computer experience to a cable tv compatible, time warner aol dumbed down, digital restrictions throttled consumer appliance, applauds this step since it believes that this patent madness (can you spell one stop shopping) was taken just a tad too far.

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