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: Hyperbole
by looncraz on Fri 29th Mar 2013 09:09 UTC in reply to "Hyperbole"
looncraz
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2005-07-24

What major innovation, product or service has been seriously impacted by patents, what hasn't happened that would have if there were no patents?


Open web standards have been rife with patent problems and has stalled development immensely, giving rise to the proprietary flash plugin's dominance.

Attempts to create competing flash players have been quashed (including my own effort), attempts to create a standard open video codec, audio codec, etc...

The list goes on and on and on...

--The loon

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