Free software versus software idea patents (was: Python benefits over Cobra)
sturlamolden at yahoo.no
Tue Apr 12 12:04:43 EDT 2011
On 7 apr, 09:39, Steven D'Aprano <steve
+comp.lang.pyt... at pearwood.info> wrote:
> It's astonishing how anti-Mono FUD just won't die. (Something can be
> true, and still FUD. "Oh no, people might *choke* on a peanut, or have an
> allergic reaction, we must label every piece of food May Contain Nuts
> just in case, because you never know!!!")
> Look, patent threats are real, but we don't gain anything by exaggerating
> the threat, and we *especially* don't gain anything by treating one patent
> holder as the Devil Incarnate while ignoring threats from others.
Regardless of source, the obvious conclusion from the patent FUD is
- Python might infinge on a patent, never use Python.
- Mono might infinge on a patent, never use Mono.
- Java might infinge on a patent, never use Java.
- .NET might infinge on a patent, never use .NET.
- The C compiler might infinge on a patent, never use C.
- Your code might infinge on a patent, never program anything.
- Software on your computer might infinge on a patent, never dear to
- Hardware on your computer might infinge on a patent, turn it off.
- Risk of litigation is a greater concern than anything a computer can
do for you.
- Get rid of your computer before you get sued.
- A slide ruler is a hell of an invention.
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