Groklaw: Answering Gene Quinn, Patent Attorney - Updated
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 17 Nov 2008 09:25
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Why would you ever ask computer scientists and programmers what is or is not patentable since they have no knowledge of the law? The fact that computer scientists and programmers mistakenly believe software to be mathematical merely demonstrates that they have learned absolut[e]ly nothing about software and what it is and does. The simple truth is that software is not a mathematical language. You write code to direct action. The source code is compiled into object code that can be understood by a computer. This object code explains to the machine what the machine needs to do.
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