Free software versus software idea patents

wisecracker at tesco.net wisecracker at tesco.net
Mon Apr 11 09:08:08 CEST 2011


Hi harrismh777...

>> With enough software, you can simulate anything. That means that the
>> entire universe can be expressed as lambda calculus. Does that mean
>> that nothing can ever be patented, because it's all just mathematics?

>     Great question... the simple answer is, no. But the extended answer 
> is a little complicated and not well understood by most folks, so its 
> worth talking about, at least a lot. You may skip to the last paragraph 
> for the main point... or stay tuned for the explanation.

I`ve been reading this thread with interest...

Great reply, one of the best I`ve read on any ML/Forum I frequent...
Do I have your permission to quote your reply intact in threads where the patent, etc,
issues arise, and they often do on other sites.

TIA...



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