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APIs should not be copyrightable

APIs should not be copyrightable so that programmers can reimplement interfaces to support testing, interoperability, and to encourage competition.

by Martin Fowler

16 Dec 2014

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Datensparsamkeit

Datensparsamkeit is a German word that's difficult to translate properly into English. It's an attitude to how we capture and store data, saying that we should only handle data that we really need.

Software Patent

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.

by Martin Fowler

5 Aug 2011

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