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Patent Absurdity (2010/05/02)

Patent Absurdity movie poster

The Free Software Foundation has released a short film about software patents called Patent Absurdity. The film features interviews with Eben Moglen, Karen Sandler, Richard Stallman, Jesse Vincent, and other people involved with the Bilski case.

The Bilski case hopefully will help putting a stop to the rampant practise of patenting applications of mathematics, algorithms, and other abstract concepts to real life problems. To freely quote Bruce Perens (panel discussion at WSIS in Tunis): Mathematics is a field that is discovered - not invented!

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