notes . The US PTO is far too eager to grant patents for bogus, vague, overly-broad “inventions.” We need to seriously reconsider whether most computer algorithms, file formats, business processes or genes qualify for patent status – a complete monopoly on the use of a design. The idea of a patent is to improve society with new inventions while ensuring the inventor can recoup the investment of building and manufacturing an invention, at the cost of slowing innovation.
Archive | May 28, 2006
Computerworld Breaking News notes . “PostgreSQL users have been put in a potentially sticky situation by a security flaw made public this week. The hole allows for SQL injection attacks, and affects all unpatched versions of PostgreSQL. The fix breaks many users' applications.” Ouch. A cure worse than the disease?