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ZDNet: Patent Terrorists Ruin an Industry

Feb 26, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Burnette)

"ZDNet reported yesterday that the US Patent and Trademark Office issued a 'final' rejection of one (of five) of NTP's wireless email patents. As a Crackberry owner myself, there was much rejoicing. As a software developer, I have mixed feelings, but probably not for the reason you think.

"Let me get one thing out of the way first: although I work on both proprietary and open source code, in my opinion, software patents are the worst thing that has ever happened to computers since that moth flew into Grace Murray Hopper's Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator back in 1945..."

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