Re: Spring Loaded Folders - Apple patent

	Just a point... maybe I'm stupid, but coudn't GNOME ask Apple for
permission to use this patented feature? Thery are using Free Software
(BSD and KHtml for Safari), and thery are getting money from it, they
should be polite and generous...


Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 05:12:31PM +0100, Murray Cumming Comneon com escribió:

>I wonder, how are Apple able to stop us from copying this UI feature but
>were not able to stop anyone from copying Windows/Buttons in general, when
>some court said that a device's user interface can not be copyrighted. I
>know that copyright isn't the same as a patent. Does this mean that Apple
>could have kept anyone from creating a competing GUI desktop if they had
>patented their own instead of just claiming copyright?
>Murray Cumming
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Onírica: análisis, diseño e implantación de soluciones informáticas

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