"Linux creator Linus Torvalds has made an appeal to the EU
Council to oppose the adoption of the Directive on the
Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions, known as the
software patent directive.
"In a statement published on an anti-patent Web site, Linus
Torvalds, MySQL co-founder Michael Widenius and PHP creator Rasmus
Lerdorf, said that software patents must not be legalised..."