You arrived here from a project that is innovating without patents.

There is a myth circling that patents are essential for innovation: that without a monopoly from the patent office, no new ideas could ever make it to the public marketplace.

Software has turned that old wisdom on its head. It is a dynamic and innovative industry beyond the wildest dreams of the founders of the patent system, yet the vast majority of software practitioners hold no patents.

The authors of the project from which you arrived compete in the marketplace of commerce and the marketplace of ideas by doing good work, not by suing the competition.

Our goal is to End Software Patents. For more on software patents, browse our website.

You can also find more information and help us document the case against software patents by visiting our wiki.

Are you a software developer? Use the buttons below to tell your users that you have successfully innovated without the aid of a patent attorney.

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