Intellectual Property rights need be maintained. While not a perfect system it does protect the rights of inovation. Such protection affords more innovation. There are many arguments for why Software Patents are not good. In that debate I do not agree with the Free Software Foundation (FSF) position. My reasons have been expressed in a recent Churchill Great Debate. We made our case and shifted audience awareness to our position. Some have called that a win. For this time I call it a good first step. They claim freedom. I claim freedom of choice. Understand your rights and make better choices. Its not an “OR” it’s an “AND” Else we all stand to lose.
I am attaching the media links here. I will post the Youtube link when it’s available so you can see the entire debate and decide for yourself. In future posts I will be surfacing concepts and links that attempt to balance this topic away from the dogmatic view the FSF holds today. Stay tuned.