Software patents [was: Re: Programmers Wanted..]
nospam at nowhere.hu
Sun Feb 1 20:47:28 CET 2004
Well, I don't have a hostile stance against software patents per se.
However I have yet to see a single case when I see a software patent as
You know about the "progress bar" case, don't you?
I think real innovations are of mathematical nature. And mathematics (or
Fake, business motivated patents jeopardize will the whole IT industry, at
least in the States.
Fortunately the fight against software patents seem to show some success in
the European Union. :)
"Stan Schwartz" <CGStartup at earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> "Miklós" <nospam at nowhere.hu> wrote in message
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> > Software patents are evil.
> > Hell to them.
> At one point I would have agreed with you, and I
> agree that a fair number of software patents unfairly
> take credit for work that was already in the public
> domain. Do you think patents are ever justified?
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