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why software is different

why software is different

Posted Nov 16, 2012 11:29 UTC (Fri) by pboddie (guest, #50784)
In reply to: why software is different by Cyberax
Parent article: Phipps: Stop patent mischief by curbing patent enforcement

On the topic of different incentive structures, I came across this explanation of the division of financial responsibilities for oil exploration in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Again, it's not exactly analogous to either software or drug development, but there are parallels (and a lot of money involved).

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