LinuxJournal: Openness is the Solution to the (Double) Subprime Crisis
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 01 Oct 2008 16:48
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The solution to the subprime patents problem is get rid of them, and to move from a business model based on code contamination and lawsuits (hello SCO) to one of code sharing and collaboration. There's no halfway house, because open source and software patents are inherently incompatible. But what's really interesting in this is that just as there are close similarities between the problems of subprime patents and subprime mortgages, so there may be important parallels between how we should deal with them.
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