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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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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]

Revision as of 10:19, 20 April 2009

People often ask why software should be excluded from patentability while mechanical processes aren't.

One thing to keep in mind is that plenty of things are excluded from patentability. Being excluded doesn't mean that software is special.


See also

External links