Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2011 23:52 UTC
Legal "App developers are withdrawing their products for sale from the US versions of Apple's App Store and Google's Android Market for fear of being sued by companies which own software patents - just as a Mumbai-based company has made a wide-ranging claim against Microsoft, Apple, Google, Yahoo and a number of other companies over Twitter-style feeds, for which it claims it has applied for a patent."
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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by kragil on Sat 16th Jul 2011 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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Even FOSS developers are affected.

Really cool interviev with Bob Jacobson
he had to 100k+ to defend against SW patents just because he was the steward of a FOSS project and was sued.

SW patents should be considered harmful.

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