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What’s wrong with software patents

Posted by Graeme in Business & Investment,Software at 9:17 am on Saturday, 22 August 2009

A quick summary of things that came up in a discussion that I was surprised was not evident to most people:

One clarification may be necessary. By free software I mean both software that is free in price terms, and open source software that is free to tinker with and redistribute. Even when sold, the redistribution clauses in open source licenses rule out profiting from patents.