Computing: Software Patents: Not Here, Thank You
Feb 08, 2006, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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...?"