No readers like this yet. Image by: Opensource.com 16 votes tallied As a subject, it's just too arcane 25% (4 votes) People believe in and cherish the myth of the lone inventor 13% (2 votes) The traditional view of patents is too deeply entrenched 19% (3 votes) Powerful interests prefer the status quo 31% (5 votes) The political system is dysfunctional 13% (2 votes) Why hasn't patent reform (especially for software) become a bigger political issue before now? With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money, it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional patent system is finally creeping into the mainstream. What to read next Tags Law Patents Poll Colin Dodd Colin Dodd is a writer at Red Hat. More about me Comments are closed. These comments are closed. Related Content Avoid this common open source scanning error How the Apache Software Foundation selects open source projects What Google v. Oracle means for open source This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.