October 15, 2012

Linus Torvalds Isn't As Anti-Patents As You May Think

In case you missed it, Slashdot recently hosted a question-and-answer online event with none other than Linux Torvalds. Readers were invited to send in questions, and Torvalds addressed a baker's dozen of them. Among his more interesting and unexpected responses, it seems that he is not so against patents as some people might think.

Earlier this year, Torvalds recieved one of the technology commmunity's highest honors: He was named a Millenium Technology Prize laureate by the Technology Academy of Finland.  Always popular as an online draw, Slashdot readers asked him about software patents, drawing this response:


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