More about software patents

Steve Hamm

I sure got knocked around by TechBeat readers for my pro-patent posting last week. Thirty people say I'm an idiot. The folks at Red Hat, the leading distributor of Linux software, were much kinder. They sent me a note to tell me about the stand they've taken on patents. They agree that software patents have their place, but they want to make sure the process isn't abused to the detriment of collaboration. I can endorse that.

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