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.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 off.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 25, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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