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[4]: Counterproductive advocacy
by rhavyn on Fri 15th Jul 2011 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Counterproductive advocacy"
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"The patent number is? I'd like to read it.

Its Patent Number 7,617,530. However, it is/was not even related to SUDO... The whole notion that it was is nothing more than the result of ill-informed people not knowing how to read a patent spreading gossip. Even the maintainer of SUDO at the time (Todd Miller) conceded it was unrelated.

TechGeek seems to be the purified essence of what I'm saying, full of factually incorrect, emotionally charged statements that do nothing to help the cause.

You, on the other hand, actually wrote a post with a great example, factual information and you didn't need to resort to all out hysteria to do it. Congratulations, I wish there were a lot more posts like yours on here, and a lot less like Thom and TechGeeks.

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