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When software patents attack…

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

This is an account of a Free Software project getting harrased by a ligitation troll. Methods used are frivolously applied patents, copyright and trademark infringment and the unavoidable lawsuits that usually come along in such cases.

This is a must read for everyone who still thinks software patents are a good idea. For all the others, please read it as well. You need to know The Enemytm.

I was disgusted when I read that report. I still find it hard to believe that someone can do such things and get away with it. Fortunately, nothing’s decided yet. Lets hope this example will be a good precedent for everyone, not only in the EU, to realise how bad software patents are.