How to raise SW patent hell

Today I got a nice idea on how to show that SW patents are either total crap or an idea that could put every major SW producer in trouble.

So the plan is this: find a good security engineer and a good patent lawyer. Make a patent titled something like "A method for covertly taking control over software". Make sure that the patent text covers buffer overflows. Next step: sue for patent violation every company whose software has at least one unpatched buffer overflow. I'm sure things would get pretty hilarious in the courts.


A critique of C++

The usenet article with message ID 13h30fshbtk53eb@corp.supernews.com (google groups has not yet picked it up, so I can't provide a direct link) analyzes in detail what is wrong with the current C++ language. Interesting read.