Monday, February 12, 2007

Transmeta - from bad to worse

Transmeta, once a darling hardware company, is shifting to an intellectual property portfolio company.

Why is this interesting? Because a fellow by the name of Linus Torvalds used to be a big cog in Transmeta's CPU development. That very same Linux Torvalds is the father of the Linux operating system. Which just happens to the foundation of the Free Software movement, which opposes the licensing of intellectual property in the form of software patents.

An interesting circle, n'est-ce pas?

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