Software patents: They're back!

Georg C. F. Greve greve at
Mon Jan 23 09:41:12 UTC 2006

 || On Sun, 22 Jan 2006 16:01:18 +0100
 || Jeroen Dekkers <jeroen at> wrote: 

 jd> But the results of that is also covered by copyright.

Exactly -- that is one fundamental confusion here.

Another is that copyright and patents overlap: Unless SAP plans to
have a "great idea", patent it, and then _not_ put it in software for
sale, there will always be overlap.


Georg C. F. Greve                                 <greve at>
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