The Danger of Software Patents
Guwahati, India - lecture hall, IIT Guwahati Campus
Sep 03, 2010
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
|Contact Name||Rajat Khanduja|
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.