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Re: gpl as applied to ideas

From: Aragorn
Subject: Re: gpl as applied to ideas
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 20:14:56 GMT
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On Wednesday 06 December 2006 21:03, Alfred M. Szmidt stood up and addressed
the masses in /gnu.misc.discuss/ as follows...:

>    However, I have one problem with GPL: it talks of source code,
>    linking, calling, mixing/combining free/non-free code and finally
>    free/non-free documents. But nobody seems to be talking of
>    concepts, ideas and layouts.
> Ideas are not covered by any law, having them covered would be quite
> bad.

... Although there /may/ be a few people over in Redmond, Washington who
could one day be knocking on your door and state that you have made use of
their Intellectual Property(TM)[1]... <grin>

[1] We should come up with a new term instead of "(TM)".  I propose "(BW)",
short for "buzzword". ;-)

With kind regards,

(registered GNU/Linux user #223157)

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