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  • Torvalds trashes EU patent proposal
    11/23/2004 3:53PM
    From an article over at news.com:

    '"Linux creator Linus Torvalds has appealed to the EU Council to oppose a directive that would make software patentable in Europe."

    "In the interest of Europe, such a deceptive, dangerous and democratically illegitimate proposal must not become the Common Position of the member states," said the three open-source luminaries. "For the sake of innovation and a competitive software market, we sincerely hope that the European Union will seize this opportunity to exclude software from patentability."'

    These guys rock. I have always thought that these guys rocked. For more information about why patenting software and business methods is such a terrible idea check out nosoftwarepatents.com