Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
Thread beginning with comment 525572
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Software and math
by saynte on Fri 6th Jul 2012 06:19 UTC
saynte
Member since:
2007-12-10

I think that the assertion "Software is math" is a bit misleading. A piece of software can be described with mathematics, just like you could describe a piston with mathematics (dimensions, physical composition/atomic makeup, etc).

However, this doesn't mean that the problem the software (or physical device) solves isn't solved in an ingenius way! So, I feel there is room for software patents, as it seems they are there to encourage people to come up with inventions to solve problems.

That isn't to say the system isn't broken:
Slide to unlock? That's been featured on bathroom doors since forever!

Reply Score: 3