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Re: Software Patents

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,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: Software Patents
Date: 2005-04-23 17:26:37
Message-ID: 20050423172637.GA18950@wolff.to (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 16:55:44 -0300,
  "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:
> 
> 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?

That depends on what you think the purpose of patents are. If you think it
is for promoting the general welfare, then software patents are universally
bad.

If you think they have some other purpose, then they might be good.

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