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Linus Torvalds [Interview]--Part II

Feb 04, 2008, 13:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Zemlin)

"Jim Zemlin: Let's talk a little bit about patents. Certainly there have been allegations about how Linux is infringing on certain organizations' patents; recently there was even a patent suit filed against Novell and RedHat related to patents.

"Tell us a little bit about your perspective on either those specific issues or patents in general.

"Linus Torvalds: Patents are nasty. It's kind of hard to really say a lot more than the fact that patents on ideas in general are a huge mistake and the whole notion that you can have patents, business models and software is pretty broken to begin with..."

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