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On software patents - Linus Torvalds

2002-08-15 18:22

On software patents - Linus Torvalds:

"The fact is, technical people are better off not looking at patents. If you don't know what they cover and where they are, you won't be knowingly infringing on them. If somebody sues you, you change the algorithm or you just hire a hit-man to whack the stupid git."

later:

the above may not be legally tenable advice Linus