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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RE: Ummm ...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2011 22:01 UTC in reply to "Ummm ..."
Thom_Holwerda
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So, what am I missing here?


The fact that this wasn't a reference to Lodsys? ;)

Furthermore, how many cases have we seen of larger companies filing patent lawsuits against small, independent developers?


It's the threat that counts. To take this way over the top - terrorism is not about killing people or making casualties. It's about scaring the crap out of your enemy.

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