The Danger of Software Patents
This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.
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.
Location: Bygning, Building 308, Danmarks Tekniski Universitet, Richard Petersens Plads, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.