Subject: Re: For Approval: Microsoft Permissive License
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 07:53:10 -0700

Quoting David Woolley (

> In intellectual property law cases brought by large companies against 
> small organisations, the decision of the courts is almost irrelevant as 
> the cost of defending the case is enough to put off the small one.  This 
> is why trivial patents are such a problem.

We are unlikely, here, to be able to address the problem of abuse of the