[Meeting Perens] Third live post

Now we are talking about differentiated software. Hot to keep the value inside a company.
Bruce is not against all kind of patents. He says that the American way of patenting is not the more efficient to promote innovation.

Copyright protects what we write from misuses against our intententions. Differentating software is the key af company devolution. We need to balance differentaing software that can be proprietary, from general purpose software that should be Free Software.

Amazon developes his software as a cost. Because its core business is selling books, not developing software.

IBM, the “great friend” of Open Source is the responsible of Software patents. In 1984 pushed of the government to have Software Patents.

By Luca Sartoni

Team Lead at Automattic, WordPress contributor, co-organiser at WordCamp Europe, blogger, photographer, geek, nerd.

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