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January 2, 2007

Software Ain’t Patentable, Damn It!

Filed under: Open Source — tuxicity @ 10:37 pm

“Thus, this [Supreme] Court’s precedent repeatedly sets out that software, which is nothing more than a set of instructions – an algorithm – to be performed by a computer in order to solve some mathematical problem, is subject matter that is not patentable…”

Free Software Magazine | More….


So we all should applaud, and support, the activities of the Software Freedom Law Center in fighting the legal fiction of software patents. As this current case illustrates, software patents not only threaten and discourage the creation and use of free software but also commercial/non-free software as well.

Yes, the death of software patents cannot come soon enough.

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