Microsoft prohibits GPLed work via licensing of CIFS standards
giovanni.biscuolo at milug.org
Wed Apr 17 16:12:17 UTC 2002
Il gio, 2002-04-11 alle 10:52, Josef Dalcolmo ha scritto:
> Patents allow the inventor to publish his idea without fear of getting
> ripped off, and allows others to build upon and improve on the idea.
> Others can then file patents that refine or expand on the original idea.
Ideas comes from mind, they are immaterial.
Immaterials, and thus ideas, should *not* be patentable.
At least, creative works based on ideas, not ideas, are "protected" by
copyright laws. Software is such a creative work.
P.S.: ...and yes, think the world should better go on without patents,
this kind of "social experiment" is over.
Art and science are free and free is their teaching [IT Const., art.33]
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