[PLUG-TALK] Patents...

plug_0 at robinson-west.com plug_0 at robinson-west.com
Wed Mar 15 16:05:09 PST 2006


I tried to post my questions on plug but will now try to bring it here:

1) What is a patent and what are patents intended for?

2) How do patents affect FOSS developers?

3) What does it cost to violate a patent?

4) Why don't companies outsource the writing of Linux drivers?

5) Is Linux threatened by future hardware and software patents?

Michael C. Robinson


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