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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US problem
by Timii on Fri 15th Jul 2011 06:31 UTC
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Software patents is US problem and I think software developers should not sell theirs programs in US if they are afraid of patents trolls. There is huge markets out side of US.

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RE: US problem
by sicofante on Tue 19th Jul 2011 00:16 in reply to "US problem"
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I had to scan the whole comments section to reach a comment like yours. It's so obvious I couldn't believe no one had mentioned this.

The US market should be just abandoned by small devs. If you are a small developer and you're approached by the legal department of a giant, just put a big red stamp on your website reading "For sale outside the US only", explain why you're doing this including an e-mail address of the company bullying you and let your customers do the protesting. Then just enjoy selling your stuff to European users (and other parts of the world, of course).

If you didn't know yet, the internet is accessible world-wide...

Edited 2011-07-19 00:25 UTC

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