‘In response to newly revealed details of Microsoft’s potential plans to redesign its browser, Eolas founder Mike Doyle urged the software giant to leave Internet Explorer alone and pay his company a license fee instead.”
Further down in this article, it mentions that there was a big meeting on the Eolas patent dispute at Macromedia headquarters in San Francisco. This doesn’t surprise me, because if anyone should be sweating this dispute, it’s Macromedia. Flash’s immediate future could hang in the balance here.
(Later, we’ll find out that Eolas is secretly owned by Jakob Nielsen and this is just a nefarious plot to destroy Flash.)