Analysis on balance: Standardisation and Patents

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at
Thu Dec 4 05:34:43 UTC 2008

MJ Ray <mjr at> writes:
> No, I mean the workers.  Often that means the employees, but I don't
> think the patent system should be aimed at employee-employer

For software, we can't settle for anything less everyone being free to
develop and distribute software commercially and non-commercially.  So
AFAICT, we don't have to debate this distinction.

Like the freedom to write a book: it's important that everyone has it, even
if most people will never use that freedom.

CiarĂ¡n O'Riordan, +32 477 36 44 19,

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