We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.
@gnome I have a really hard time in believing this:
> Leigh Rothschild said “I’m pleased that we have managed to settle this issue amicably. I have always supported the innovation of open source software and its developers and encourage its innovation and adoption.”
Rothshield is a known and famous Patent Troll. So Why is Gnome going along in this frame of painting Rothshield as the good guy, when he obviously is not?
@sab It matters that Gnome presents him as 'good towards Open Source'.
When he certainly is not that. To me, it smells like 'his side of the deal': "I'll let you go, but you'll have to tell everyone that we're not a bad company."
The important part is not that Gnome walked away unharmed from a patent troll, but that this troll was there in the first place. The only win, is when that troll crawls away harmed, hit, or killed.
@berkes I'm just not sure if you can really "kill" a patent troll, considering there is no company at all, just a bunch of patents. Only way to solve the problem is by fixing the broken patent system.
As for citing a patent troll on being pro open source as part of the settlement, it's kind of like citing a steaming pile of shit on how its pleasant smell is one of it's core qualities. It's obviously untrue, but it's also so far from reality I feel like it doesn't even matter.
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