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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: James White
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:39:53 -0400

amicus_curious wrote
> you only copyright the expression of the idea and not the idea itself.  If
> the idea cannot be protected by patent, anyone is free to clone the idea.

Patents do not protect the "idea" either---nothing does. Patents protect HOW
you achieve the idea, nothing more--your way and that's it. That is one of
their fundamental intents, to get you to publish your idea and your way and
let the world have at competing with you with yet a better how!


James E. White
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