Tectonic: Quotable: Shuttleworth on patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 26 Feb 2008 09:23
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“Yesterday’s announcement from Microsoft suggests that they have come round to the view that patent litigation is not an effective strategy for them. “The real patent risk to free software, in my view, is not a large-scale industry participant like SONY or IBM or Microsoft, instead it is a small, hard-to-identify patent holder who does not actually need to get products out the door. We cannot live in fear of that threat, we can only respond to it as an when it arises.”
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