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by Annika Backstrom in misc, on 25 July 2005. It is tagged #Computers and #Freedom.
Via Groklaw, an excerpt from an interview with Donald Knuth:
I come from a mathematical culture where we don't charge money from people who use our theorems. There is the notion that mathematics is discovered rather than invented. If something was already there, how you patent it?
From a discussion on the parallels between programming and mathematics, and the detrimental role copyright plays in both fields.