No Software Patents: Linus Torvalds, Michael Widenius and Rasmus Lerdorf Appeal to the EU Council
November 23, 2004 Leave a comment
Linus Torvalds, Michael Widenius and Rasmus Lerdorf have started www.NoSoftwarePatents.com. While Europe and the EU are the particular focus now, it's an issue everyone should be concerned with. The patent system is one that could have helped protect small companies in theory, but in reality it's turned into a system that is abused by large companies and stifles innovation. You can visit this page to brush up on the basis of the issue.