Don't fear the patent

Posted by dave on Jun 4, 2005 1:30 AM EDT
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The European Parliament and European Commission are currently at loggerheads about software patents and the definition of "computer-implemented inventions." The open source community is trying desperately to stop any kind of patenting, while large IT corporations such as Microsoft are trying to lobby the parliament into allowing just about any software technique through. In the midst of all this, doomsayers have been predicting the death of Linux and open source software. Open source projects such as MPlayer are now posting huge "The End Is Nigh" notices on their sites. But things aren't as dark as they might seem.

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"Nothing to fear but fear itself" Abe 0 731 Jun 5, 2005 7:35 AM

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