Companies and Patents

Alexandre Dulaunoy alex at
Sun May 12 20:06:14 UTC 2002

On 12 May 2002, Simo Sorce wrote:

> On Sun, 2002-05-12 at 17:24, Alexandre Dulaunoy wrote:
> > 
> > At Cisco, it's like that too. You have also an online patent registration 
> > for the employee. (and you also get your name on the patent wall)
> > 
> > Of course, the copyright holder is Cisco and only Cisco. 
> what have to do copyright with patents???
> you meant the patent holder perhaps?

Yes, the patent holder is Cisco. But also the implementation/documentation 
are copyrighted by the company itself. This is not fair for the 
employee but the employee doesn't see that directly... (he sees only his 
name on a wall (an internal wall ;-)) 

> > I hope we can see in future a wall with all the employee doing Free 
> > Software under a "copyleft" style license. 
> You can do that now!
> It may be a nice idea to have a web site with such wall.

Of course. Could be a also an approach for promoting the ethic of Free 
Software ? Finding companies that promote ethic and Free Software 

> > Software Patent is really a pain. 
> Yes, we must fight hard to not let them pass through in nations where
> they do not yet exist, let USA stiffle it's own competion, and do not
> dictate also our market.

Yes, but it's not so easy...


> Simo.

Alexandre Dulaunoy			adulau at

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