The JPEG patent
Posted Apr 29, 2004 3:52 UTC (Thu) by noise
Parent article: The JPEG patent
"It's only a matter of time before one of the suits has a serious impact on open source."
Oh but that time came years ago with the whole Unisys GIF/LZW fiasco. Look how many packages
had to drop GIF support. Software patents are bad for innovation, progress in software, and the
IT and software industries overall. The only thing they are good for is keeping shady lawyers in
business. I think we can all agree (IP lawyers aside) that abolishing software patents would be a
good thing for the world.
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