Free Software Magazine: What's Wrong with Software Patents?
Oct 31, 2006, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pieter Hintjens)
"I know that many people come to the FFII--as I did--because
they feel a deep sense of injustice at how the smaller players in
IT are consistently squashed by special interests and monopolists.
But I'm going to look at our core concern--software patents--from a
different angle, one based more on economics and less on
"The simple question 'what's wrong with software patents?' stirs
up controversy and divides the IT industry into two camps like no
other. Every group has their own ideology about software