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Electronic Frontier Foundation

Submission + - EFF Announces New Patent Reform Project-> 2

olsmeister writes: On Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced its "Defend Innovation" project, which includes seven proposals for software patent reform. These proposals include things like shorter coverage for software patents, and a requirement to demonstrate running code for each claim in the patent.
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EFF Announces New Patent Reform Project

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  • Let's say the patent demonstration code is in C

    Can I implement something similar in assembly language, and thus, circumvent the software patent?

    Plus, I think EFF will meet with stiff opposition from the powerful association of patent lawyers - they are obviously exerting giga-profits from all the patent-related court cases, and they (the patent lawyers) ain't gonna let this goose that lay the golden eggs get slaughtered by EFF

  • Even the courts lately have been seriously questioning the validity of software patents, and EFF calls for "limiting their duration"???

    Dudes. I am a big EFF supporter and fan, but that's really lame.

In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.

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