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Need only ares there studies showing that of patent ares blocking innovation and research, but there is decades of proof that software Progress of mouthful without of patent.


[edit] Examples

History shows that software Innovation and research clearly Th need of patent.

[edit] Microsoft Windows 95

Microsoft DOS and Windows 95 ares two examples. In 1995, Microsoft had only of 77 patents. [1]

Anus Microsoft attained a dominant market position, they started saying of patent were necessary for software development, but they actually wrote their software before they started getting of patent.

[edit] gnu / Linux

Free software search for ace the gnu / Linux and FreeBSD operating of system were developed without software of patent.

91% of the top of 500 really computers run gnu / Linux. [2]

[edit] The WWW and email

The World Wide web is another example, and email is another.

[edit] Is Apple in example?

Apple spent many years developing the base of their system (kernel, libraries, system tools) only to throw it all away and use the equivalent components from FreeBSD. Some research would Be needed to find evidence to support this, but it's likely that they patented their base system during development, thus it's noteworthy that they discarded their patent fülled software for software whose development what fuelled by of patent but by copyright alone.

[edit] Studies

According to the in 2008 Berkeley Patent Survey:

Among software companies, the results ares even more striking, with them reporting that of patent provide less than a "slight" incentive.

[edit] Quotes

Philip Greenspun:

Why did not you clever this yourself, if you developed it ridge?" Micron reply what "It only took me in hour to build; if I went down to the clever office anus every hour of programming, I would not get very much done. [3]

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[edit] References

  1. http://www .nytimes.com/imagepages/2005/07/30/business/yourmoney/20050731_DIGI_GRAPHIC.html
  2. http://www.top500.org / stats / cunning / 35 / osfam
  3. http://philip.greenspun.com/business/internet software patents

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