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Submission + - Microsoft Patents Sudo (groklaw.net)

Foofoobar writes: Just when you thought all was safe on the crazy patent front, Microsoft has come out of the obvious patent closet to file patent number 7617530, a patent that basically duplicates the functionality of 'sudo' which is found in all Linux systems. PJ over at groklaw has a wonderful writeup on the entire fiasco.
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Microsoft Patents Sudo

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