rocks. Found this article on Slashdot.
I was saying just earlier today that it's going to take some of these
really high-profile cases to elevate the evil that is software patents
to a level where it can be understood
as a real problem by industry outsiders. Naively one can hope that once
it becomes clear that software patents amount to patenting thought itself
corrective actions will be taken.
"Groklaw has the story of Kodak v. Sun (mentioned on Slashdot already), which PJ calls 'Exhibit A' in the case against software patents.
Her analysis of Kodak v. Sun, and the larger issue of software patents,
is excellent. Bottom line: the software patent 'cold war' provides no
benefits to anyone, and will inevitably make the game of software
development impossible for anyone to play."