[OT] Free software versus software idea patents

geremy condra debatem1 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 03:35:46 CEST 2011


On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 5:31 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 9:36 AM, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> (If the machine is particularly
>> simple -- you might be able to exactly simulate a lever in pure
>> mathematics, but simulating, say, a nuclear bomb or a dialysis machine in
>> mathematics is more of a challenge...)
>
> I can easily model a massless, frictionless, inelastic, infinitismally
> thin lever. Beyond that, it gets complicated.

With what kind of precision?

Geremy Condra



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