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How to avoid a specific software patent

Avoiding a specific patent

Richard Stallman discusses three methods to avoid infringing specific patents, and why they don't generally work:[1]

  1. Avoid the patent[1]
  2. Get a licence[2]
  3. Overturn the patent[3] (for many reasons, it happens frequently that Invalid patents remain unchallenged)

Avoiding all patents

There is one way, and only one way, to avoid software patents with certainty: Use software from 20 years ago.

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