Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Red Hat exec criticizes software patents

A Red Hat executive speaking at the MySQL Users Conference 2005 event in Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday heaped scorn on the issuance of software patents, saying they stifle innovation.

Panning patents, Tiemann described them as a challenge to enabling massive change.

'Every time a software patent blooms, it's a promise to cease innovation in that space for 20 years,' Tiemann said.

More at Computerworld

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