Discussing Paul Graham’s essay on software patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 23 Oct 2008 18:46
Number of posts: 1
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Yes, we believe that the patents system has moved much away from it’s original purpose but we especially believe the problem is in software patents/algorithms. Saying that algorithms nowadays are more complex and therefore is ok to patent is incorrect. Algorithms get built over others and with knowledge of previous algorithms, a lot of people are near about the same distance from the frontier. The chances of different people hitting the same method to solve a problem is much higher now than before. This is especially true in the entrepreneurial culture (startups) of today.
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