Hi all No offense, but could you please rename the topic with "patents something" instead of keyboard mockup ? I let you choose the right one though. thanks in advance.
2009/1/15 Arthur Marsh <arthur.ma...@internode.on.net> > Chris Samuel wrote, on 2009-01-13 18:42: > > On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 5:11:45 am Stefan Monnier wrote: > > > >>>  - which is ironic given that they were invented to encourage people > >>> to publish their ideas rather than keep them secret. > >> Actually, not so ironic: it basically means that rather than keeping > >> them as internal secrets, they get to lock them in > >> a government-provided vault. > > > > Where everyone can read them and the protection expires after a time. > > > > Don't get me wrong, I think patents are bad, especially these days where > the > > techniques are often obsolete before the patent expires. :-( > > But the software patent is undecipherable gobbledegook rather than > GPL-mandated copy of source code in its usual form for editing and > development including sensible variable names, comments, makefiles, > build scripts and everything that is not already available in other GPL > packages to make it run. > > Arthur (trying to give the black knight of software patents another > flesh wound). > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community >
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