John Carmack on software patents
John Carmack is a computer programer for id Software.
Related pages on en.swpat.org
- "He calls the idea of software patent infringement a "sham." He tries not to think about -- or concern himself much with -- this controversial issue, because doing so just "depresses him.""
- Slashdot comment, June 2005
- "The idea that I can be presented with a problem, set out to logically solve it with the tools at hand, and wind up with a program that could not be legally used because someone else followed the same logical steps some years ago and filed for a patent on it is horrifying."
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