Information Week: Software Patents Debated (Again and Again and Again….)

As reported in Information Week on February 18, 2011, the protective value of software patents was weighed against their potential for stifling innovation in code creation in a Wednesday debate that featured the Free Software Foundation versus a patent attorney and a venture capitalist. 

While the debate was reportedly won by patent proponents according to a vote taken of those in attendence, it may have been that the the audience was over-weighted with pro-patent forces, to be fair to the anti-patent side of this long-standing difference of opinion that has gone on unabated for the last thirty years.

Here is a link to the Information Week story:

 http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/enterprise_apps/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229218910

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