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[_] Adobe wins Macromedia patent suit

Alejandro Fernandez shomon at
Fri May 3 11:21:00 BST 2002

Yeah and I heard on slashdot that they also want to stop the flash authoring program from being sold. Me, I just wish I could reasonably do flash or some semblance of animated vector graphics on a unix platform. Right now I'd be stuck with vi and svg or ming, far as I know...


On Fri, 03 May 2002 10:47:37 +0100
"Jon Hadley" <jon.hadley at> wrote:

> Software maker Adobe Systems won its lawsuit Thursday claiming that rival
> Macromedia infringed on the company's patents. 
> Adobe filed the suit in August 2000, alleging that the user interface of
> Macromedia's Flash Web animation tool infringed on Adobe's patent for
> "tabbed palettes," a feature that allows users of design software to
> rearrange the work space on the PC screen. 
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Alejandro Fernandez
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