Slashdot/Ziff-Davis Becoming "Scareware" Promoters

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There are a number of certainties in life: Death, Taxes and companies with lots of resources and little innovation will try to patent derivative technology and push others around legally. The story of Microsoft's patent-mania is renown, but in a new twist we have both Ziff-Davis and Slashdot who seem to have been hoodwinked by a group that likes to spread FUD about the threat of patent litigation to sell 'Linux Insurance' to foolish corporations. Congrats. You all have been punked.

Allow me to christen this new tactic, "Scareware", the art of intimidating people through the impending threat of IP litigation.




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