Glyn Moody: Hacking through the Software Patent Thickets
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Started by: ggiedkeggiedke
Date: 26 May 2010 19:55
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Most people in the hacking community are well aware that patents represent one of the most serious threats to free software. But the situation is actually even worse than it seems, thanks to the proliferation of what are called patent thickets. To understand why these are so bad, and why they represent a particular problem for software, it is necessary to go back to the beginning of patent law.
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