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Re: [News] Eben Moglen Explains Why Software Patents Make no Historical Sense

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 18 Nov 2009 14:49 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>> Patent lawyers don't understand software
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| AN EXPERT IN COMPUTING has suggested that
>>| most patent lawyers can't locate their
>>| buttocks with both hands when it comes to
>>| the nitty gritty of computing, and that
>>| computers quite simply don't work the way
>>| that most members of the legal profession
>>| presume that they do.
>> `----
>> http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/feature/1562231/patent-lawyers-understand-software
> This also helps explain, I think, why software makers like Microsoft are
> able to get away with some of the things they do.  It is viewed as a kind of
> magic, requiring a learned priesthood to master it.

Hey, writing software is not something you can learn by diving into dumpsters !!

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