.NET .NOT .NEW?
A small Texas software developer claims that .NET
is .NOT entirely original
, and that the concept of having an object framework
where each object can "be accessed or modified separately" is the
creation of Vertical Computer Systems Inc., covered by a patent, and not the
brainchild of Microsoft Corp.
I haven't dug too deeply into all this, but this patent seems to speak to a
fairly fundamental precept of object-oriented programming.
Worst case scenario? Microsoft digs into its petty cash fund and pays Vertical
Posted by Doug Barney on April 25, 2007