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News Item image/x-coreldrawpattern ESP launches en.swpat.org: A Wiki for Anti-Software Patent Campaigns
by Matt Lee published May 04, 2009 last modified May 04, 2009 02:59 PM
End Software Patents today launched en.swpat.org, a wiki to document the case against software patents. Over 100 articles have already been started to give an idea of the scope and structure of the wiki.
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Software Patents
by John Sullivan published Oct 18, 2007
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Blog Entry Software patents hold back progress -- even in healthcare
by Donald Robertson published Jun 22, 2020 last modified Jul 01, 2020 01:20 PM
Lifesaving technology should belong to everyone, but the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is working day and night to restrict access, even during a global pandemic.
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This American Life -- when patents attack!
by Matt Lee last modified Jan 23, 2012 05:21 PM
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You can’t make a good software idea patent
by Joshua Gay last modified Nov 14, 2013 12:37 PM
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The patent threat from Apple
by Zak Rogoff last modified Jan 11, 2013 10:37 AM
Steve Jobs went on record vowing to "destroy" Android because he felt Apple deserved an exclusive right to make touch-based smartphones. Jobs obviously did not have the best interest of smartphone users in mind, seeking to restrict options to his proprietary and restrictive devices. But are threats like this credible? How could Apple get rid of Android?
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News Item FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents
by Brett Smith published Sep 08, 2010
As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents. Too little information is available about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds. But nobody deserves to be the victim of software patent aggression, and Oracle is wrong to use its patents to attack Android.
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Clearing Landmines by Peter Brown
by Matt Lee published Dec 07, 2007 last modified Aug 20, 2008 12:53 PM
For the past twenty-two years the Free Software Foundation has had the mission to promote, preserve, and protect the freedoms to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute modified computer software, and to defend the rights of all free software users.
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Clearing Landmines by Peter Brown
by Matt Lee published Dec 07, 2007 last modified Dec 20, 2007 05:57 PM
For the past twenty-two years the Free Software Foundation has had the mission to promote, preserve, and protect the freedoms to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute modified computer software, and to defend the rights of all free software users.
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TAL-Patents
by Brett Smith last modified Aug 19, 2011 05:46 PM
Petition This American Life to publish their show in Ogg Vorbis format.
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