Where's the action?
Posted Jul 16, 2009 18:49 UTC (Thu) by proski
Parent article: Linux Vendor Settles With Microsoft (InformationWeek)
I believe there is too little action against software patents in the United States. Google search for terms like "against software patents" finds mostly concerned with the situation in Europe. Electronic Frontier Foundation is mostly busy with busting specific patents and doesn't appear to oppose software patents in general.
I'm afraid we are missing an opportunity. Democrats are naturally more receptive to arguments against businesses abusing protections granted them by the government. Democrats control the White House and the Capitol now. And the free software is a stronger position than ever before. Go to a local computer store, and you'll find computers, GPS devices and cell phones running free software. So, where's the action?
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