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Copyright protects your work from being copied. As in someone taking a direct copy of your source code. A patent could be used to protect any methods or original algorithms in your software. But the patenting is an expensive process and defending a patent is even more expensive. Always assuming your software is genuinely original, non obvious, and, not ...


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Patents in software are generally not granted in European patent offices. Under the EPC, a computer program claimed "as such" is not a patentable invention (Article 52(2)(c) and (3) EPC). Patents are not granted merely for program listings. Program listings as such are protected by copyright. For a patent to be granted for a computer-implemented ...


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the issues are not always about problematic code. It could be limited knowledge of the user about the product First: you wrote "not always". So at least some of them actually are about defects in your program, right? It should be pretty obvious that fixing those defects will improve the software. Second: for each issue caused by "limited knowledge of ...


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When faced with a similar challenge several years ago, I went with DocBook. There were translators available for generating PDF, Word, HTML and other output formats. I had a number of difficulties with this approach. DocBook itself is very much oriented to producing books. Other document types are a specialization, but you need all the cruft. No such ...


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Try to think in layers, like, let's say TCP/IP: if you're on the physical layer you need to learn the 'language' of the upper layers :)) A programmer shouldn't NEED to learn Management more than a MANAGER should learn Programming: in other words, as long as you have an idea about what's over the fence you're fine... The next thing is about ...



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