Patent me not

Filed Under (Random.links) by WildFire on 07-12-2004

I was reading the articles inside the NoSoftwarePatents.com site a week ago and I was looking for views from the 'other side of the fence'.

But when I read about a post that says Microsoft applies for patent on reading email as plain text a couple of days ago, I think I don't want to go further anymore.

Tell me this is a joke.

Software companies should be run by noble, innovative and visionary developers and not by greedy marketeers nor abusive-make-money-out-of-patents-lovin' lawyers.

Stress on the adjectives... not the person/entities.

(To be fair, I'll post this link and this link too.)