[Fsfe-ie] patents letter stuff
jm at jmason.org
Wed Jan 14 21:26:26 CET 2004
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Ian Clarke writes:
>Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
>> A request:
>> Can people find a few great technologies that *aren't* patented?
>> I'm thinking about SMS text messaging? is that patent-free?
>> Does anyone know of other technologies that have really taken off?
>Um, the Internet? :-)
Also, the Web is *explicitly* patent-free -- or at least, if patents exist
on technologies that are to be WWW standards, they *must* be licensed so
that anyone can implement them without paying royalties, ie. as if no
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