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Old 09-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Software patents – a protection racket?

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Software patents are a racket for the protection of incumbent cartels and monopolies against innovation and competition, says Richard Hillesley

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Good article. It pretty much nails it. This is what M$ is based upon, and it must be stopped. It's not gonna be easy. I think FLOSS is the right way to go, but I think the lawyers will find a way around.

I don't think there is a solution within the system. Laws must be changed, but they won't be, because corporations have a stranglehold via lobbying. I think one day this free software will be driven underground, maybe to re-surface another day.


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