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why a free software exclusion isn't so great

why a free software exclusion isn't so great

Posted Nov 6, 2012 15:18 UTC (Tue) by Rudd-O (guest, #61155)
In reply to: why a free software exclusion isn't so great by coriordan
Parent article: Let’s Limit the Effect of Software Patents, Since We Can’t Eliminate Them (Wired)

> One problem with that idea is that it requires that "free software" be defined in a law. This could be done poorly, or it could be changed later, or lawyers could find ways to worm past the definition.

I can assure you, this is exactly what will happen if any solution to this problem is pursued politically.


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