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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Software Patents

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Dawid Kuroczko <qnex42(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Software Patents
Date: 2005-04-22 16:59:08
Message-ID: 20050422135744.M1315@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> Well I have no such concern. Software patents are stupid. There only 
> purpose is to generate protective revenue for corporations against the 
> inspiring minds of others.

Myself, I believe that software patents can be useful if the patent in 
question is properly/strictly defined ... the big thing, for me, is that 
there have been *alot* being approved that are *way* too generic, and that 
is something that needs/should be fixed ...

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