Jason Garrett-Glaser (aka Dark Shikari) writes
about yet another misuse of the patent system on his blog.
"There's been a lot of very obnoxious misuse of software patents in recent years. This ranges from patent trolls wielding submarine patents to overly-generic patents being used to scare everyone else out of a business. But at least in most of the cases, the patents were an original idea of some sort, even if that idea was far too general to be patented.
The situation just got worse. We now have a company scraping open source commit logs and patenting them.
" (Thanks to Martin [Jeppesen?])
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