Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 30th Oct 2003 19:05 UTC, submitted by JoŽl EHRET
Morphos On, Genesi announced today that four patents owned by Raquel Velasco will be included in Genesi intellectual property portfolio. Read more here.
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Re : Patents
by zeb on Fri 31st Oct 2003 10:35 UTC

Did you read the patents, or understand them? They won't affect how MythTV works - since it doesn't do any audience measurement.

So what, if one day, MythTV wants to implement a similar function, why shouldn't it be allowed with its own code ? Software is not an industrial application. Patents should not be allowed in software, because they are still too restrictive for competition.
Just the title of the other patent "coupons and the like"... "the like" : what a very precise definition. Maybe the body of the patent is more precise, but the title emphisizes the danger of patents in software.