Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2011 21:16 UTC
Legal I've been sitting on this item all day. Technically, it's about patents and the like, and even I understand I've been beating this dead horse so often it almost looks like it's alive. However, this is an interesting opinion piece by Craig Hockenberry, long-time employee at The Iconfactory, one of my favourite software development houses - these guys breath software and beautiful design, and employ one of my favourite artists, David Lanham. The gist of his story? Software patents are killing the independent developer scene.
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I concur
by bnolsen on Thu 14th Jul 2011 21:21 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

I entirely concur with his statements. Our small shop (2 core developers) realize that we could be easily killt just by the threat of a patent lawsuit. And we're just too small to deal with all the overhead of constantly data mining the patent system ourselves.

We do employ legal counsel as part of our operations.

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