Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jul 2011 20:58 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux It's strange. Microsoft has been patent trolling the heck out of the Linux kernel for a long time now, and is still using these patents against Android today in its protection money scheme. However, as illustrates, Microsoft makes quite a few contributions to the Linux kernel. Shouldn't this invalidate their patent claims?
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by unoengborg on Mon 18th Jul 2011 08:53 UTC
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If patent law had anything to do with logic, we would not have software patent in the first place.

- Software is already protected by copyright, patents are not needed.

- Software is algorithms and as such part of mathematics, and mathematics is discovered rather than invented and should thus not be patentable.

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