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BBC: Be Careful How You Code

Dec 17, 2004, 16:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Thompson)

"But small companies, and the free and open software movement do not have any patents to trade.

"Much of the really useful software we use every day, programs like the Apache web server, the GNU/Linux operating system and the fearsomely popular Firefox browser, is developed outside company structures by people who do not have legal departments to check for patent infringements..."

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