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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by spinnekopje on Fri 15th Jul 2011 06:48 UTC in reply to "Ummm ..."
spinnekopje
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Furthermore, how many cases have we seen of larger companies filing patent lawsuits against small, independent developers?


The big companies can just follow those small ones and from the moment they write a very good piece of software they can offer them a little bit of money for it, but obviously not enough. If they don't agree, just threaten them with a lawsuit..

How many little companies will refuse even if they know it is not enough? a lawsuit will kill them anyway.

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