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: Equally vocal
by JAlexoid on Fri 15th Jul 2011 00:48 UTC in reply to "Equally vocal"
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And for every one of those stories you'll find one of small developers who've been screwed over because they neglected to cover their butts with patents only to have one of the big software houses stomp them.


Come back when the legal fees of filing a patent isn't in the tens of thousands of your favourite currency. Then maybe the small guys could defend themselves.

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