Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 23:16 UTC
Google This. This is what we need. These are the kind of steps from which we all benefit. Google has just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge: the company promises not to sue any users, distributors, or developers of open source products based on the patents it owns (unless first attacked).
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RE[2]: First step
by przemo_li on Fri 29th Mar 2013 07:40 UTC in reply to "RE: First step"
przemo_li
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Your logic fails you:

1) You assume that Industry is not FLOSS. That is that app/code that is FLOSS can NOT be significant part of Industry.

2) You assume that relevant patents are mostly used in proprietary code. While most of "Industry" that use it may be FLOSS already. (I do not know it, but just poining out weakness)

3) You assume that part of Industry that embrace FLOSS can NOT see and/or voice their disagreement about patents during patent law forming processes.


In other words you treat FLOSS using/based/centered part of Industry as insignificant without giving data proving it.

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