IBM frees 500 software patents
By tdw on Jan 11, 2005
What this apparently means (to quote the BBC News website) is:
I'm not entirely sure whether or not software patents are a good thing. Certainly the views on this are pretty strong and polarised in the software industry, but I can see both sides of the argument (especially as I have a few software patents pending ).
I wonder what the response of Sun (particularly) and other companies will be? I also wonder whether these released patents are actually of any use to the Open Source community anyway ?