The Danger of Software Patents
Aug 04, 2010
from 09:10 AM to 10:10 AM
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Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress.
(This speech will be part of the XCon 2010 XFocus Information Security Conference.)