Thursday, June 09, 2005

Can the software patent process be fixed? 

Seems like its an open question. And especially when the people doing the fixing are the ones that broke it in the first place.

Here's the latest attempt at righting the ship and making it more seaworthy. http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-5737961.html

The only problem is that the patent system is rapidly becoming a dinosaur with respect to how the software industry really is run, with open source public collaborative projects built around technology where there are no existing IPR claims.

Hopefully sooner than later everyone will realize that patents on software are no longer relevant and do far more damage than good, add costs and overhead to customers, and certainly never helped the people that they should have done in the first place.

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