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Eclipse Foundation Director: “Software Patents Are Basically a Bad Idea”; IBM Still Celebrating Patents

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http://techrights.org – Summary: Mike Milinkovich is unhappy about software patents and at IBM it’s business as usual (more software patents) UNREST over the issue of software patents is growing. Developers are as mad as Hell as they’re not gonna take this anymore. OK, maybe it’s not that serious, but very few developers actually support software patents. Support for this curse comes mostly from lobbyists of large companies such as Microsoft, as well as their lawyers, who simply profit from software patents. In the next post we’ll cover some developments around the world and in this post we (General)