Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
Any word on the patent side of things yet? Was it at all discussed during XDS?
Problem is, all big corps like Google, Oracle, IBM etc etc care much more about the enterprise side then the desktop, hence the desktop stuff (OpenGL stack, modern X stack) are mostly done by relatively few individuals (from corps and communities) hence these problems (in Linux) are traditionally underrated and underdeveloped.
Respectively, if these corps were mostly desktop OS and desktop apps providers (forget mobile), they would have poured tons of money into buying/lobbying/bribing to solve (quickly) pretty much any issues and patents that matter.
That's why these issues get solved slowly despite discussions. Individuals play a more important role here but obviously can't solve them anywhere as quickly as (rich) corps do.