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General documentation and help section. Terms of Service - what you can, what you should not etc. Privacy Policy. Open Source. No Software Patents! Under the influence of the patent system and big industry lobbyists, the European Union is on the verge of making a huge mistake: to pass a law that would legalize software patents.

No Software Patents!

If that happens, you will pay dearly. Europe's software industry will fall victim to unscrupulous extortioners. A cartel of large corporations will crush smaller competitors. Consequently, we will all pay more money for less good and less secure software. You personally, your household, your company, your government, all of us. You'll know when you get the bill.

Click here for a quick explanation of why software patents have the aforementioned effects "Chances are that patents on software, common practice in the US and on the brink of being legalised in Europe, in fact stifle innovation. Deutsche Bank Research Without software patents, Europe could save costs, foster innovation, enhance security, and create jobs. On this website, you can learn quickly what the problem is all about. Oracle sues Google, says Android infringes seven Java patents (plus unspecified copyrights) Last night Oracle announced that it filed a lawsuit in Northern California against Google, claiming that Android infringes seven Java patents (which Oracle acquired along with Sun in January) as well as some unspecified Java-related copyrights.

Oracle sues Google, says Android infringes seven Java patents (plus unspecified copyrights)

The document filed by Oracle with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has been published by VentureBeat. ZDNet thinks that this "may be the most gigantic patent battle ever seen in this industry. " Some aspects of this are unclear, so I believe this is mostly the time to ask the right questions, and time will provide the answers, probably sooner rather than later. 1. Apparently an assertion of patents against Free and Open Source Software While there is serious doubt about the full compliance of many Android-based products with open-source rules, it appears to me that Oracle asserts the patents in question against components of Android that are open source. 2.

That doesn't mean that Oracle didn't do it. End Software Patents - End Software Patents. Secure source code hosting and collaborative development - GitHub. TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux.