by Paul Bacsich, 28 September 2006
This posting is designed to suggest that individuals and professional associations in the e-learning world consider seriously the steps they might take to cope more adequately in a world where software patents are increasingly more prevalent. There is a slight UK focus but it will apply all the more so in the US.
I wrote a version of this paper initially for the UK Association for Learning Technology (ALT) but was encouraged by reactions to it from people including Seb Schmoller to make it more widely available. His posting Should organisations now put public knowledge and knowhow on Wikipedia instead of publishing it themselves? Views requested is relevant.