Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_biz,

Ideaflood subdomain patent

Yes, we too are being threatened by Ideaflood for our user subdomains. They apparently patented user subdomains, trivial as it is?

Some reading:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/36707.html
http://www.hosthideout.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8603
http://computercops.biz/postt27421.html
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/30/0240215
And the patent

Still doing more research. I suspect there's metric tons of prior art. And it's certainly trivial, so it seems a fight worth fighting. Others are already fighting it I read, so we might just join in one of their fights?

Crap like this really drains all fun out of programming. Makes me want to retire.

(BTW, I've been suspecting crap like this would happen one day, and we've warchested money to fight it if it comes to that....)
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