SAP-Info interview: Schindewolf against Software Patents
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SAP-Info interviews Stefan Schindewolf, Infraserv Hoechst chair of the Linux interest group of DSAG (German SAP user association)
- Schindewolf: In my opinion, pure software patents are unacceptable. You cant compare the development of applications with the development of a high-value product like medication so it does not justify patent protection. Customers should not let themselves be affected by these kinds of discussions. Taking your customers to court is certainly not the correct way to increase revenues and profits. Software manufacturers know that. Companies that see patents as the only way to move customers to buy their own software rather than an open source products should rethink their business model. ...