It's been repeatedly pointed out ...
Posted Aug 5, 2004 23:47 UTC (Thu) by AnswerGuy
In reply to: Software patents no bigger threat to Free Software
Parent article: Software patents no bigger threat to Free Software
than to proprietary software
... that such a database is more of a detriment to free software developers because it may offer support to claims of *willful* violation of the patent and result in trebled damages.
As for listing proprietary software, we can't ever be sure that a company doesn't have a private cross-licensing agreement so such a database would be of no value to free software developers, users, or vendors.
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