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Re: GNU licenses

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 02:31:51 +0200

On 4 Sep 2006 15:28:33 -0700 wrote:

> Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> [...]
> > The GPL vision of software is more like how science is practiced
> Rather funny practice in the context of the GPL you're talking about.
> Most researches with the focus on industrial application (i.e.
> something that can be used to make products right now or pretty soon;
> and I mean most researchers in both private and "public" sector) file
> for patents like crazy. And research papers and reports are mostly
> all rights reserved.

Not that kind of applied crap - I mean fundamental research, like

Stefaan A Eeckels
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