Sun caves in to Kodak

According to a rather alarmist article in ZDNet, Sun caved in to Kodak with a financial settlement and a cross-licensing deal. The author of the article claims this is a disaster for software developers, but it isn’t the first time a company has caved in to a patent, and it won’t be the last.I still haven’t got a clear idea of what exactly these patents cover, although it sounds like something related to remote method invocation.Right now my main hope is that the EU will reject software patents, thus placing pressure on the US to change. Unfortunately, it is difficult to see the US ditching software patents due to internal pressure alone :-/

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