What ARE Microsoft up to? Patents on RSS, CMDB, IT operations... Can they get away with this?
The IT Skeptic recently reported on Microsoft's attempts to patent CMDB and other obvious concepts. Now ZDNet reports they are trying to patent RSS too. This smacks of the lunacy that only lawyers can generate, but what if they actually got away with it? I can believe that as an organisation they are megalomaniac enough to think they can.
Certainly the US Patent system is in sufficient disarray that they just might.
Make a noise. Have your say. Get this sneakiness out into the light of day.