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How to fix the patent mess
on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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on Fri 6th Jul 2012 14:36 UTC in reply to "
and stop contamination osnews.com
Yes this is OSNews, do you not realize that software patents will have a
impact on the future OS landscape? OS'es are
, applications you run on them are
, if you can get an injunction on something as trivial as 'slide-to-unlock' then future and current OS development face extremely troubling times, as do software development in general as frivoulus patents will create a barrier of entry excluding small developers.
Continously highlighting these huge threats is likely the most important thing Thom Holwerda can do for alternative OS development at the moment.
Is tiresome, if this site could provide some kind of filter, but no, we are forced to view
are the filter, I mean wtf?
For the record, I think the patents system is broken, but not to the level of being obssesed day and night.
Then don't, just don't read these articles. I'm not interested in Windows 8 or Metro, I do however recognize that it will have a great impact on the OS market, lots of articles on the subject reflects that. I can (*shock* *gasp*) simply choose not to read them.
I'd love more articles about Haiku, Reactos and other alternative OS'es but the sad fact is that there's not much to tell in terms of progression or new features.
Actually I think OSNews does a great job of highlighting just about anything 'newsworthy' in these areas, like just recently when they highlighted a positive progress report on the Haiku OpenJDK GSOC effort.
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