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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Software Patents

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Software Patents
Date: 2005-04-22 03:21:33
Message-ID: 200504220321.j3M3LX719308@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> 
> > 
> > OK, I googled for "Software Patents" and found this URL:
> > 
> > 	http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/
> > 
> > In English, on the first page, I see this text:
> > 
> > 	If that happens, you will pay dearly. Europe's software industry will
> > 	fall victim to unscrupulous extortioners. A cartel of large corporations
> > 	will crush smaller competitors. Consequently, we will all pay more money
> > 	for less good and less secure software. You personally, your household,
> > 	your company, your government, all of us.
> > 	
> > 	You'll know when you get the bill. When someone breaks into your
> > 	computer, reads your E-mails, and steals the password of your bank
> > 	account. When your computer crashes every day. When spam doesn't stop.
> > 	When prices go up and companies shut down. When people lose their jobs. 
> 
> Well I think both paragraphs are ridiculous. Phrases like:
> 
> fall victim to unscrupulous extortioners.
> 
> Eliminate their credibility.
> 
> I am not suggesting we join some external movement. I am suggesting we 
> create our own (in sense) to the PostgreSQL community.

OK, I suggest you write something up, just a few sentences, and post it
to this list.  Once you get OK, you can post it to the New web site and
it will be approved.

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