News: Court case could redefine business method, software patents
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Date: 12 May 2008 10:21
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Beyond that, the recommendations seem to be all over the map, with many of the companies using the case as a platform for voicing their views on the ever-thorny issue of software patents. One Free Software Foundation-backed group--aptly called the End Software Patents Project--is using the case as a platform to argue that no form of software should ever qualify for a patent. Red Hat also argued that the "exclusionary objectives" of software patents conflict with the nature of the open-source system and open up coders to myriad legal hazards.
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