Free Software is Being Abandoned by Opponents of Software Patents and It's Being Attacked by Patent Trolls

Posted by schestowitz on Feb 13, 2020 11:47 AM EDT
Techrights; By Roy Schestowitz
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is rotting away as an advocate against software patents; Patents on algorithms are still being granted (even when courts repeatedly reject these) and Red Hat’s Chief Patent Counsel remains Manny Schecter, one of the loudest proponents of such patents (citing the likes of Adam Mossoff this week, in effect Koch operatives); this is a very big problem because Free software projects come under a barrage of lawsuits, using patents like those IBM lobbies ferociously to legitimise

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