Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2011 21:16 UTC
Legal I've been sitting on this item all day. Technically, it's about patents and the like, and even I understand I've been beating this dead horse so often it almost looks like it's alive. However, this is an interesting opinion piece by Craig Hockenberry, long-time employee at The Iconfactory, one of my favourite software development houses - these guys breath software and beautiful design, and employ one of my favourite artists, David Lanham. The gist of his story? Software patents are killing the independent developer scene.
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RE: Old-school solution
by jack_perry on Fri 15th Jul 2011 02:28 UTC in reply to "Old-school solution"
jack_perry
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Form a co-op" would be a far more accurate, if less catchy, term than "unionize".

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RE[2]: Old-school solution
by JAlexoid on Fri 15th Jul 2011 15:20 in reply to "RE: Old-school solution"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

It's not as socialist sounding as unionise. Most Americans for some* reason think that socialist means undemocratic and anti-freedom, while capitalism** is democracy and freedom.

* - Not some, they've been thoroughly brainwashed.
** - While only two undemocratic regimes on this planet , in fact, identify as socialist/communist.

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