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NewsForge: Surviving in a World Full of Software Patents

Jul 22, 2004, 02:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Spencer)


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"To promote freedom in the marketplace open source developers need to start patenting their inventions.

"We have several reasons why patenting is now a requirement of last resort:

  1. "Closed source companies are actively seeking to attack open source through patents.
  2. "The cost of defending against a patent is enough break the bank of even the largest open source projects..."

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