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(External links== * [http://news.zdnet.co.uk/itmanagement/0,1000000308,2107497,00.htm Stallman: Why software patents are a special case] * [http://www.ifso.ie/documents/rms-2004-05-24.html#software Sta)
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People often ask why software should be excluded from patentability while mechanical processes aren't.
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#REDIRECT [[Why focus only on software]]
 
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One thing to keep in mind is that plenty of things are excluded from patentability.  Being excluded doesn't mean that software is special.
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==See also==
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* [[Why focus only on software]]
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==External links==
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* [http://news.zdnet.co.uk/itmanagement/0,1000000308,2107497,00.htm Stallman: Why software patents are a special case]
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* [http://www.ifso.ie/documents/rms-2004-05-24.html#software Stallman speech excerpt on why software development is different to mechanical fields]
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