NewsForge: Can the Open Source Community Beat Software Patenters?
Aug 12, 2004, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)
"Patents and the threat they pose to open source and overall
software innovation are a hot topic, but patents may not be a
useful weapons against a community that works with, ardently
supports, and defends open source with money, time, and
"Jason Shultz, an EFF staff attorney whose organization has
posted an Old West-style '10 most wanted patents' list, said there
are a number of patents--which the group argues are overly broad
and stifling to innovation--that could potentially harm open source
projects or plans..."