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Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation unite against software patents

Feb 28, 2014, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

How important are software patents? We know they're a threat to the freedom of developers to collaborate openly in communities, chilling the commercial use of shared ideas that fuels engagement with open source. We know that the software industry was established without the "incentive" of software patents. But the importance of the issue was spotlighted yesterday in a joint action by two leading open source organizations.

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