Python Is Really Middleware

Bengt Richter bokr at
Mon Aug 6 20:56:36 CEST 2001

On Mon, 6 Aug 2001 18:00:49 +0200, "Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at> wrote:
>Absolutely.  However, I do see BIG ethical questions with a law
>that allows somebody, anybody, to *patent* genes I may have
>in my body -- I don't really care about the economic implications
>of that, there HAS to be somewhere one draws a line.
IMO the result of reverse engineering God's prior art should not
qualify for patents. Nor should climbing a mountain give you
ownership of it, nor exclusive rights to the path that
any competent mountain climber would discover.

I think there is plenty of room for real inventions.

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