ZDNet UK: Linus Torvalds Speaks Out Against EU Patent Law

“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…”

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