RedHat: Bilski And Software Patents – Good News for FOSS
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 05 Nov 2008 11:36
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The case presented questions relating to software patents, an issue of great significance to the free and open source software community, and so Red Hat filed a brief in Bilski to educate the appeals court about FOSS and its problems with the software patents. In the new opinion, the court cited Red Hat’s brief, but declined to settle the issue of when, if ever, software based inventions should be patentable. Even so, the new test in Bilski will probably limit the patentability of software. The war is not over, but the odds of success for FOSS just got better.
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