USA Has Become A Dangerous Place For Software Development: Ricahrd M Stallman

Posted by muktware on Dec 3, 2011 9:44 AM EDT
Muktware; By Swapnil Bhartiya
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With software patents the US has become a dangerous place for software development, including innovative software development, because when a program is innovative, that means it has some new ideas in it. But it also has lots of well-known ideas in it. A large program combines thousands of ideas. So if you have some new ideas and you want to use them, in order to use them you have to combine them with a lot of other ideas that are well-known. And if you are not allowed to do that because those other ideas are patented, you can't use your new idea.

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