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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What system doesn't allow abuse? And how do you propose changing the patent system?

Thankfully the patent system in my country is the type that I like and did a lot to preserve it's sanity.

Frankly, don't really care about US patent system as long as US government and US corporations don't try to export it and force it on us. In addition, I'd love to see that the access to US market is not used as a tool to practically enforce US patents on other countries(see "the most ethical" work that MS is doing).

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