Does Microsoft's 'Sudo Patent' Protect User Account Control?

Has Microsoft gone one step closer to patenting the words "May I?" That's been the general sentiment about the granting of Microsoft's "Rights elevator" patent -- which would cover User Account Control ("UAC") in Vista and Windows 7, but possibly also the generic sudo command in Unix.
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Microsoft Pulls Windows 7 Tool After GPL Violation Claims

Last week, Within Windows noted something suspicious in regards to Microsoft's use of the GNU's General Public License (GPL).
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SFLC Tech Director Finds One New GPL Violator Every Day

Bradley Kuhn, the technical director of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), has published a helpful set of guidelines about the most productive way to respond to a suspected violation of GNU's General Public License (GPL).
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Let's Act on ACTA Before it's Too Late

It was over a year ago that I wrote about the “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (ACTA)...
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Court Gets A Torrent-full About Linux

BitTorrent is one of the most contentious technologies available. At least, that is, to the Old Order, those lovely suit-clad corporate types bent on holding technology forever in the days of the — manual — typewriter.
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