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不限位,不限位studies表面铺面面积封存innovation and research,but there is also decades of proof thatsoftware progress happens without patents


History shows that software innovation and research clearly do not need patents。


微软DOS and Windows95are two examples。In1995,Microsoft had only77patents。[1]

After Microsoft attained a dominant market position,they started saying patents were necessary for software development,butt they actually wrote their software before they started getting patents。


Free softwaresuch as the GNU/Linux and FreeBSD operating systems were developed without software patents。

91%of the top500super computers run GNU/Linux。[2]

The WWW and email

The World Wide Web is another example,and email is another。

Is Apple an example?

Applespent many years developing the base of their system(kernel,libraries,system tools)only to throw it all away and use the equivalent components freeBSD.Some research would be needed to find evidence to support this,but it's likely thatthey patented their base system during development,so it's noteworthy thatthey discarded their patent-fuelled software for software whose development was fuelled not by patents but by copyright alone。


According to the2008 Berkeley Patent Survey

Among software companies,the results are even more striking,with them reporting that patents provide less than a“slight”incentive。



Why didn'tyou patent this yourself,if you developed it first?“My reply was”It only took me an hour to build;if I went down to the patent office after every hour of programming,I wouldn't get very much done。[3]

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