writes: "Just browsing the Patents database at delphion I came across this patent from a couple of weeks back. Apparently Apple Computer has patented a method of theming the OS. I wonder how this affects theming on Linux ?"
Perhaps unsurprizing, considering Apple's general unhappiness with Apple-like themes
, and that they convinced themes.org to remove Aqua, AquaX and others
. Apple obviously has a lot tied up in their look-and-feel, but the patent's actual claims
strike me as pretty thin. Sounds like Apple wants to be the sole owner of complex desktop customization, which I think some people
might object to.