RESEND(Wrong Thread): IMAGE/MP3 licensing issue.

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at
Thu Nov 13 22:08:08 CET 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 3:50 PM, Chris Samuel <chris at> wrote:
> That's why I said "as much as anyone can know these days".

It just can't be repeated enough.  Many people still don't understand
cost - to the community as well as companies - of the ongoing
situation of software patents.

In fact...  if OpenMoko could make as much information available as
possible about how much this has cost them - in lost productivity,
lawyers fees, etc. - I'm sure it would help to galvanize more action
among the community.

We all know software patents are bad, but few of us feel as though we
are affected by them on a regular basis.  Show people they _are_
affected, and I think they will respond.

Who knows...  maybe you'll even sell some more phones :)


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