October 8, 2003 at 1:01 PM
This is one of many remarks I’m seeing that is completely false regarding the Eolas v. Microsoft case. From Anil Dash: "Eolas-mandated modifications to Internet Explorer" is not a true statement. Eolas cannot mandate any changes to IE. They simply won a patent infringement case against Microsoft. Microsoft decided to make changes to IE while appealing the case, rather than pay Eolas licensing fees. I’m not defending the actions of Eolas, but it would be nice to see the web development community get their facts about the case straight.