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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: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,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 19:55:44
Message-ID: 20050422165308.G1315@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>> 
>>>> Basically, if we're going to be *anti-patent*, we need to know the why 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> anti-software-patent
>> 
>> 
>> You keep differentiating this ... but, in both cases, aren't we discussing 
>> IP rights?
>
> Well that is not what I started this thread as. I started this thread about 
> Software Patents.

But isnt' the big issue against software patents right now more a case of 
"a few bad eggs spoiling it for everyone" then anything?  Are *all* 
software patents out there evil?

Again, as I've mentioned before, I know that there have been some 
"visible" cases where the patent applied for (and I believe approved) 
were for *very* generic concepts, which, IMHO, shouldn't be approved ...


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