Torvalds worries about patents and slow storage

by admin February 6, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Linus Torvalds has revealed he’s worried about how patents will affect the future of Linux.

In a video interview at in Melbourne last week, founder and coordinator of the Linux kernel Linus Torvalds admitted that he is concerned about software patents because he — and users like him — don’t have any control over them.

“One thing that has been worrisome over the last few years are … stupid external issues — especially patents and stuff like that. Those are the things that worry technical people. Probably because they feel like they — including me — can’t necessarily do a lot about them.

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