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1+1 (pat. pending) - Mathematics, Software and Free Speech (Groklaw)
Posted Apr 27, 2011 21:28 UTC (Wed) by coriordan (guest, #7544)
Software developers don't like being attacked by businesses (with patents, for example). And software developers do like interacting with other engineers.
I think we agree on that much. And then I'd add that once someone (a programmer or whatever) acquires a patent and starts using it aggressively, they switch from being considered an engineer to being considered a business.
If you go with that logic, then we're saying the same thing when you say that software developers simply don't like patents being used by businesses (because any aggressive patent holder is a "business"), and when I say that software developers simply don't like patents being used against them.
Posted Apr 27, 2011 21:38 UTC (Wed) by nybble41 (subscriber, #55106)
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