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This renders a word processor basically unusable. The solutions are either disabling autosave or not using images. I've been using OpenOffice for over a decade & I am this close to going back to MS Office. It used to be good. Post-fork, it's a piece of junk, & the community refuses to acknowledge this. Sticking our heads in the sand will not help.
Things have probably become worse since then. For instance, patent litigation is up: there were 2,318 patent-related suits in 1999, and 2,830 in fiscal 2006 (though that's down from the peak year, 2004, when 3,075 were filed). Mr. Bessen said awards in patent cases also seemed to be up, though he was less confident in that data. Worse, he says, companies doing the most research and development are sued the most.
In addition, economists Michele Boldrin of Washington University at St. Louis and David Levine of UCLA argue that the patent system should be abolished."
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