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The Danger of Software Patents

作者: Jeanne Rasata Published on 2010年08月05日 10時37分
Guwahati, India - lecture hall, IIT Guwahati Campus
日時 2010年09月03日
12時00分 から 14時00分 まで
場所 Guwahati, India
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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.



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