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CNET News: Open-Source Honchos Trash Software Patents

Feb 02, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Two open-source leaders joined Linux founder Linus Torvalds in disparaging software patents Tuesday, the newest volley in a battle that pits the cooperative programming philosophy against Microsoft.

"'Are software patents useful? That's pretty clearly not the case. Software patents are clearly a problem,' Torvalds said at the OSDL Linux Summit here..."

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