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Too Many Patents? How Patent Inflation Plagues Information Technology

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

In 2004, Brandeis economist Adam Jaffe and Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner published Innovation and its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What to Do About It - a rare book on patents and written for generalists, not patent lawyers. "Broken" is strong language, but it gets attention.

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The So-Called 'Incompleteness' Theory Of Open Source

http://www.informationweek.com

Sourceforge.net, the premier repository for open-source software, has more than 160,000 projects registered. Many of them will never reach the 1.0 revision marker. But is that really a bad thing?

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Linux patent lawsuit: follow the money

http://blogs.cnet.com

Why sue two companies with [relatively] nonexistent desktop businesses when Microsoft provides the biggest potential jackpot of all? (After all, this same company sued and settled with Apple earlier this year.) Unless, of course, it is Microsoft funding the whole thing?

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Microsoft's plans for XP

http://lxer.com

In yet another conspiracist theory, I explain how Microsoft plans to phase out XP and force upgrades to Vista.

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Software Freedom Day and the open source way

http://www.itwire.com

Mark this Saturday, September 15th, in your diary. It’s Software Freedom Day and it’s coming to you. That's "free" as in "free lunch" but also "free" as in liberty.

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