The Danger of Software Patents
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - Rajam Hall, MIT campus, Anna University, Chromepet - THIS WILL BE A PRERECORDED SPEECH AFTER WHICH RICHARD STALLMAN WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SERIES LIVE VIA TELEPHONE. 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.
Feb 27, 2010
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|