The GAMGI project believes that pure software (not related with any hardware device) should be governed only by the general laws of copyright, as any piece of written text, and therefore should not be subjected to the industrial restrictions and commercial rules of patent law.

It seems dificult to argue that a totally original written text, that is not an illegal (or unethical) copy of some other work, should be forbidden on the grounds that its general purpose, the goal that it aims to achieve, is not original. The same rule applied to book writting would turn most works written recently in easy preys to legal ransom.

The GAMGI project signed recently a license agreement with OIN, a company created by industry heavy weights to raise a pool of patents large enough to discourage legal threats against Linux related software.