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[7]: Logic
by saynte on Tue 19th Jul 2011 06:12 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Logic"
saynte
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Software is NOT alone in being patentable, many things are patentable.

I could argue the same way in the opposite direction: why should software NOT be patentable just because it uses math as its working medium, not metal and rubber?

My point here is that it should be on some property other than the "material" with which something is built that the decision of patentability is made.

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