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[6]: Logic
by lemur2 on Tue 19th Jul 2011 06:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Logic"
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Software is an arrangement of 0s and 1s; a car is just an arrangement of metal and rubber. I think the question should be: was the arrangement found, or built? Proper mathematics is found, but software is most definitely built.


Anything which requires an author or other type of artisan is "built". Why on earth should software alone be patentable, just because it uses math as its working medium?

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