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[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by Valhalla on Sat 16th Jul 2011 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

Even FOSS developers are affected.

Certainly, Stallman warned about software patents back in 2002 (and likely earlier) as to how it was the biggest threat to not only open source, but all software development.

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/stallman-patents.html

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