[OT]Software patents end? ??:) light at the end of tunnel

Evgeny Karyakin anthropophagite at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 10:32:30 CET 2008

I think this movement will apply on newly-legalizing patents only, it
will be too much counterforce against it. Patents is vital for
software giants, it's just a basis of their market activity and
As of recent MP3 issue, open-source community can definitely apply
just a little bit more willingness and forget about deprecated formats
in favour of new ones. If there's a feeling among people like "MP3 is
a safe bay and Ogg-Vorbis/LAME/etc is uncertainty", it can be overcome

2008/11/25 David Reyes Samblas Martinez <david at tuxbrain.com>:
> Dear all,
> Is a little bit offtopic but due recent mp2/mp3 fight against pirat...
> sorry Sysvel, maybe is interesting to spread this little bit of hope
> to the Openmoko community
> Trough a local FOSS-friendly news site[1] I read there is a 180
> degrees in Software pattent policy in US pattent office , it can
> invalidate almost ALL Software patents aviable. Yes, seems a Fools day
> joke but Slashdot also has articles about this here[2] and here[3].
> I'm very excited, but is too late night for a  in depth read of legal
> "mambo jambo" , may be someone with more legal skills can assure that
> is so awesome as it seems
> [1]http://www.barrapunto.org
> [2]http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/08/07/24/1458215.shtml
> [3]http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/24/1713259

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