The European Commission’s initiative to promote interoperability at the expense of IP rights has been criticized by the software industry

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lozz's picture


15 years 41 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago



If "startups" need software patents in order to survive, then it's better if they don't survive.

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15 years 41 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago


Go European Commission

I certainly hope the EC stand their ground about EIF. If the FOSS developers adopt this, it will mean a massive win for the residents of the member states, which is what this framework is supposed to ultimately serve.

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15 years 41 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago


Copyright and patent are

Copyright and patent are meaningless for survival in the free market. It is probably more of a danger than an opportunity.

Copyright make proprietary companies weak because free software vendors will alway do better in at least one area, the freedom to modify.

In the market place, I doubt that you would want to intentionally make your products inferior to your competitors, especially over the long term.

Copyright is a boon for free software vendors, but not for the very proprietary vendors that are using it.
*Copyright creates monopolies. Copyleft promote the free market.

*"Monopoly corrupts. Absolute monopoly corrupts absolutely"-- http://againstmonopoly.org

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