"Bradley Kuhn grumbles about Black Duck Software's
recently-announced patent on the process of finding license
incompatibilities. "Indeed, the process described is so
simple-minded, that it's a waste of time in my view to spend time
writing a software system to do it. With a few one-off 10-line Perl
programs and a few greps, I've had a computer assist me with
processes like this one many times since the late 1990s." Here's
the full patent for the curious."