Patenting Software

About: microsoft delays ie's activex d-day

To me patenting software is like patenting a mathematical equation like E=MC^^2  & then saying that everyone that uses that equation has to pay you for using it.  On the otherhand I like to make money building software. I guess I am just 
Case in point was Eolas whom I originally ran into trying to find a tool to do imagemaps.  They claimed the patent on that I think. I think their real income is from law suits. They seem to have had a primarily empty website for most of the last 12 years.


  1. software patents
  2. ie
  3. activex controls


Seth says
Sounds like another good reason not to program to ActiveX controls.

Seth says
source: php classes
Under Internet Explorer 6, XMLHttpRequest requires an ActiveX component. The latest Microsoft security patches disable ActiveX by default.
I wonder if this will deactivate anything in fbi for IE .  Rte might have used activeX. Certainly look wh's here did.

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