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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Software Patents

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
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 17:02:11
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> 
> 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 ...

I have yet to see any software patent that does not have some level of 
prior art. That doesn't mean they are not there but I haven't seen them.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake
Command Prompt, Inc.


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