According to patent law math is one thing that can’t be patented. What is software? At it’s most basic it’s 1’s and 0’s which is…math. Cpu’s process things in integers and floating point calculations..and that’s…math. How about we simply enforce the current patent law and have all software patents thrown out?
For leaders like Moglen to discourage direct lobbying against software patenting probably wont help to drain the swamp, either. The open-source community must start to take the problem of software patenting seriously, and must hold its commercial partners responsible to invest more of the profits made from open source into protection of the right to produce it.
via Red Hats Secret Patent Deal and the Fate of JBoss Developers: Cloud «.