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Free Software Magazine: Software Ain't Patentable, Damn It!

Jan 04, 2007, 23:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jabari Zakiya)

"'Thus, this [Supreme] Court's precedent repeatedly sets out that software, which is nothing more than a set of instructions--an algorithm--to be performed by a computer in order to solve some mathematical problem, is subject matter that is not patentable...'

"So ends the Software Freedom Law Center's (SFLC) in its amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the case Microsoft v. AT&T, No. 05-1056, filed on December 16, 2006. The Supreme Court has been ducking the issues this case has been raising, but has finally agreed (forced) to hear them. Hopefully, the Court will not duck its responsibility to clear this mess up..."

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