I know it’s a category mistake to feel human emotions toward a corporate entity, but I can’t help feeling sympathyContinue reading
Posts about software patents. And by “about”, I mean “opposed to”.
Wanted: Patent attorney who cares about software freedom.
This notice just went up at the Software Freedom Law Center… Could it have anything to do with Microsoft filingContinue reading
What To Do With That Hundred Dollar Bill You Just Found Under The Couch
Imagine you run a non-profit organization that does a lot of good, but you’re not allowed to tell anyone aboutContinue reading
A better patent system.
I just sent this letter to New Scientist magazine; no idea if they’ll print it or not, so I’m postingContinue reading
A student named Augusto Pedroza posted a comment here recently, a comment containing such a large and complex question thatContinue reading
Does Microsoft’s Horacio Gutierrez lie, or does he just not know?
Microsoft recently claimed that open source code (in particular the Linux kernel) violates 235 of Microsoft’s patents. It’s not clearContinue reading
How to tell that software patents are a bad idea.
I’ve written elsewhere about how software patents harm software development. This article is about how there’s very little corresponding benefitContinue reading