Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 19:10 UTC, submitted by tyrione
General Development LLVM 2.8 has been released. The release notes describe this new, ehm, release in greater detail, so head on over and give it a read.
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RE[3]: Software Patents ?
by Soulbender on Sun 10th Oct 2010 02:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Software Patents ?"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

You could very well be blocked from using a device you designed and built yourself for personal use, if it infringed an existing patent.


Keywords being designed and built. Not purchased and used.

This is the reason the major software vendors have to include legal indemnity for IP as part of their license agreement. It would be fairly tough selling software into the fortune 500s if you didn't, as there would be too much potential liability for them otherwise.


So then, tell me why no other industry provides this to their end-users? Maybe it's because other industries are mature and not headed by morons?
Maybe they understand that if you put this into practice the whole capitalist system would collapse because consumers wouldn't dare purchase any products?
Does consumers in the U.S really have such a weak position that they have to fear being sued for patent infringements they could not possible know exist?
What happened to the free market that is supposed to spur innovation?

Edited 2010-10-10 02:19 UTC

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