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Jul 27, 2004, 00:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Does the dramatic increase in the number of software patents portend a catastrophe for open source software?

"Some argue that the threat of patents is vastly overstated. They point out that, while there are from time to time serious assertions of software patents, patent litigation is in practice very rare. This reflects both the high cost of such litigation and the difficulty of winning..."

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