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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Innovation are definately being held back by patents.

I fondly remember mandrake 8.02 + enlightenment awesomeness a decade ago - it's been made all too clear that we're being held back.
That we're waaaaaay behind where we could and should be.
Only in recent times do I feel current distro's are besting decade old distro's.

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