Prior Art for the BillingNetwork Patent Troll

I am saddened that the supreme court decided not to address the software patent problem with Bilski. They had an opportunity to abolish or at least reign-in software patents, which are an inherently bad idea. Instead they undid what little … Continued

Health of the Source at OSCON

Hi, OSCON has just published my health of the source talk from OSCON 2010! My slides got a little mixed up, so my delivery is a little scattered, but I hit all of the points I wanted to, just in … Continued

Enabling open core

What license should you consider for your new Health IT platform? As you consider that, you should think carefully about your user audience. You want people in the Open Source community to develop against your code. You want people to … Continued

On Patents…

Often I get phone calls, emails or other correspondence that begins. “We have this great patent pending idea and we want to use open source”. Hopefully I will take some time and write more about why software patents are a … Continued