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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Long: transcript of RMS talk at Cambridge

From: Robert Lazzurs
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Long: transcript of RMS talk at Cambridge
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 23:22:26 +0100 (BST)

On Sat, 30 Mar 2002, Ramin Nakisa wrote:

RN> Got this from http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2107481,00.html
RN> Patents are like the lottery
RN> The solution
RN> How do we change the policy to solve this problem? Two places: in the
RN> patent office, and where the patents are being applied.

First of all I would like to say sorry for replying to an old e-mail but I
have just managed to catch up, I have been kinda busy.

I am just sitting here and thinking of what copyleft is and how it came
about, people did not like copyrighting software and making it all
restrictive.  Then I began to wonder, could this not be done with patents?
every gnu/free software program out there files for patents (not I don't
know if patents cost money or not, but if they do then some kind of fund
could be set up) for them, then any free software would be protected
against someone else taking out patents that we have software for, and
then the big companies and goverment would see the problems with software

Just a late night thought, take care - RL

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