[OT] Free software versus software idea patents

Bob Martin bob.martin at excite.com
Sat Apr 9 07:45:46 EDT 2011

in 654905 20110408 171055 Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
>Westley Mart�nez wrote:
>> On Fri, 2011-04-08 at 01:41 -0500, harrismh777 wrote:
>>> Freedom isn't free... you have to fight for it... always.
>> Why should a business listen to you? You're not gonna buy any software
>> anyways.
>From a thread a few months back I can say there are a couple companies
>with posters on this list that are successful in supporting *and
>selling* open-source software.

IBM fits that description ...

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