When software patents attack…

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.

One Response to “When software patents attack…”

  1. sp Says:

    If they are using the Original Artistic License…

    …then their software is non-free: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ArtisticLicense
    At least according to the FSF and/or the GNU project.

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