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Microsoft frowned at for smiley patent

Another example why the patent software system in america is a non sense, and how M$ is really going to far away and too often!

A software patent filed by Microsoft in the US has been described as ‘very dangerous’ 
Various organisations have criticised Microsoft for attempting to patent the creation of custom emoticons.

Read more HERE at Ziff Davis UK

Why You may ask? just because they want to protect MSN messenger using a legal weapon…
I recommend You to use today: GAIM for example

Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for #Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks. Gaim users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time. 

 or Skype or  any variant available under windows.

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.