I certainly make no effort to hide when I disagree with Roy; and I often do disagree. Today, though, I largely agree. In the first of the above linked articles, Roy says:
There is no denying that the US patent system is broken and every day last month we saw at least a couple of articles on the subject. The status quo cannot stand.
I agree. The patent system is heavily broken… right now the only way to “win” the game is to play – and playing costs companies a lot of money, in many cases millions of dollars and in some cases billions of dollars. It is simply outrageous. But Roy cannot stop there – he has to express his bias:
Nobody supports this system except the monopolists (a tiny minority) and the patent lawyers whom they use like mercenaries.
Who has spoken out in favor of the current system? And what “monopolists”? Microsoft, Apple and Google perhaps? Oh, wait – not Google. They use open source software in a way that you like and do not make a product that directly compete with desktop Linux. Thus, in your mind, they are good while the other two are evil. Got it. But Microsoft and Apple certainly fit your idea of “monopolists”.
The other article, linked above and posted by you on the same day, is entitled:
Even Pro-Microsoft News Sites Complain About Patents Now
Wait? What? You go on:
SEVERAL days ago we gave some examples of pro-Microsoft sites and Microsoft developers who are upset about software patents and/or the patent system in general.
So who, exactly, is supporting the current system? You imply Microsoft does, but offer no evidence and even admit that sources you see as being pro-Microsoft do not.
It would be great to see you try to support your claims about the companies you loath.