That anti-patent pamphlet I mentioned

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Mon Dec 16 23:26:43 UTC 2002

On Mon, 2002-12-16 at 18:27, Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet wrote:
> Indeed. It's antiquated, old-fashioned and does not reflect
> today's society.

Sometimes society get deviated by partisan economical interest and need

> No, it restricts patents to a small subset of technical
> inventions. *That's* the problem.

That's not the problem, that's the right thing, it has effect only in
fields where researching is really difficult and need incentives to
speed up progress. And a field where perfect solutions (as in software)
does not exist so that different method to achieve the same effect can
always be found and a beneficial competition can help into keeping the
market healthy


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