E^3 wrote:IMO, once something claims is patented you did not need to avoid it , actually, it can be used just with permission.It will not complicate because it will inspire other enthusiast to do and strive for their own style -unless they claim something that does not "originate" from them.
I totally disagree with this. Sure, it can be used with permission. But one does not apply for a patent in order to freely give something away. Unless your patent-holding institution is willing to grant a patent release to the community-at-large, or to each user here, that is a disingenuous statement. Patents make permission cost money.
As for "strive for their own style" - no
. Locking up ideas does not make people "strive for their own style". It makes things more difficult for everyone. It is hostile
, and is, frankly, privatizing the commons. People here have been making their own designs, without ANY "help" from patents, for about three years now.
I'll be interested to see what you release and how much of your code is Open Source.