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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 18 Dec 2007 10:43
Number of posts: 1
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Get proactive about software patents: As a community, weve had our head in the sand about software patents for far too long. There are companies and patent trolls sitting on massive, growing piles of software patents. They are not our friends and they do not mean us well. One cannot write non-trivial software today without running a serious risk of infringing patents. The software patents minefield we ve found ourselves in is a very fundamental threat to the success of free software and we ve already begun to see the first casualties and costs. We must eliminate software patents. Now. The US is very important in this fight (much patent law is exported from the US) and almost no organization is working on software patent elimination there. Not enough people are thinking and acting strategically on this issue. The FSF is planning to make major steps in this fight in the coming year and we need your support to do so.
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