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Donald Knuth on software patents
Knuth makes the argument that math is unpatentable, and software is math:
To a computer scientist, this makes no sense, because every algorithm is as mathematical as anything could be. An algorithm is an abstract concept unrelated to physical laws of the universe.
 Related pages on en.swpat.org
- All questions answered, lecture about software patents by Knuth, Munich, 2001
- Knuth's homepage
- Knuth's letter to Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, 1994 USA
- amicus curiae brief by Knuth submitted to the EPO EBA referral G3-08
- FFII page about Knuth on swpats
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