OSS and software patents: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em (ars technica)
[Announcements] Posted Aug 12, 2010 14:10 UTC (Thu) by jake
Over at ars technica, Ryan Paul has a report from Eben Moglen's LinuxCon keynote. Moglen spoke about the software patent problem, particularly for free software, now that the Bilski ruling did not go as far as some had hoped. "One of the main themes of Moglen's keynote is the power of collaboration between commercial business interests and the free software community. He argues that the economy of sharing that the free culture movement seeks to elevate is not mutually hostile with the mostly taken-for-granted and longstanding economy of ownership. In fact, he thinks that the sharing and ownership economies are mutually reinforcing."
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