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Computing: Software Patents: Not Here, Thank You

Feb 08, 2006, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Robinson)

[ Thanks to Steve Stites for this link. ]

"A short time ago, IT Week ran an interview with a Microsoft executive who put the case for software patents. He argued that patents drive progress in other fields, and so the same should apply with software.

"Surprisingly, considering this magazine's readership, we have received little response to this article. Is the case for software patents now considered uncontroversial, or did readers simply think the argument too contemptuous to be worthy of a reply...?"

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