Novell, buyer's remorse, and the patent threat
Posted Nov 22, 2006 10:27 UTC (Wed) by jiri.hlusi
Parent article: Novell, buyer's remorse, and the patent threat
I'm not quite an expert in [any] law matters, but isn't it so that in order to cause patent infingement, author [of a software] must also be making profit on the work created (among other conditions)?
I mean, plain writing a software as an act of creativity can hardly be punnished under any law, correct?
Could the case be then that if a patent war breaks out, companies who today sell compiled versions of OSS + services around it (say RedHat as an example), put even less accent on making money in "box business", and focus even more on services? It might change the software business, but at the same time shoud not kill the software as such.
Well, complicated world in any case. Not trying to hide that...
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