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Yesterday the Electronic Frontier Foundation released an amicus brief for a lawsuit on the topic of copyrighting APIs. The brief is a statement on behalf programmers who oppose the copyrighting of APIs. I'm one of the signatories to the amicus brief.
31 May 2013
I think almost everyone I know in the software development field has a deep hatred for patents and the way they've been used in our field. I've had a post on my todo list for ages about this and have finally been moved to write about it after a particularly good piece of investigative journalism by This American Life. The short form of my post is that while patents (even software patents) are a good idea in principle, in practice they have turned into an unmitigated disaster and would be better scrapped.
5 August 2011