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One of the big threats to open-source software is patents; it’s becoming increasingly impossible to create software without violating one. A case currently in front of the United States Court of Appeals, In re Bilski, offers some hope that the patent madness will be reined in. […]

One of the big threats to open-source software is patents; it’s becoming increasingly impossible to create software without violating one. A case currently in front of the United States Court of Appeals, In re Bilski, offers some hope that the patent madness will be reined in. OStatic has the details about the case — and why you should care.

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