Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Richard Stallman na FCUP

Richard Stallman nas comemorações dos 25 anos da Licenciatura em Ciência de Computadores

"The Danger of Software Patents"
Dr. Richard Stallman
President of the Free Software Foundation
Abstract: Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress.