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 LWN.net illustrates, Microsoft makes quite a few contributions to the Linux kernel. Shouldn't this invalidate their patent claims?
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RE: Logic
by Almafeta on Mon 18th Jul 2011 10:01 UTC in reply to "Logic"
Almafeta
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Software is algorithms and as such part of mathematics, and mathematics is discovered rather than invented and should thus not be patentable.


I always wonder who is promoting the idea that mathematics is discovered, not created. I'd love to ask that person to show me these places where abstract equations and functions that just happen to model things we are interested in modeling are lying about in the wild, just waiting on some intrepid mathematician to discover them.

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