Groklaw has posted a lengthy
arguing that software is simply mathematics and should
not be subject to patents.
"I will now substantiate the idea that software is mathematics.
Let's cast aside the effect of the real world semantics on the
patentability of mathematics for the moment. I will return to this question
when I explain why mathematics is speech. Then I will explain that
patenting a mathematical computation of the basis of its semantics is
granting exclusive rights on speech. For now the focus is on showing that
the patented software method is always a mathematical algorithm.
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