RMS on European patent reforms

Richard Stallman wrote an article for the Guardian in which he exposes the absurdity of software patent laws by applying them to other large bodies of writing: classical literature. A good read. It’s disturbing that I can actually imagine planning a software project, worrying about the patent issues, and thinking “this is too much trouble, I just won’t bother writing it”.

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  1. Yeah, I read the same article and thought the literary metsphor was great for expressing the problems with software patents.

    I hope this gets widely read.

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