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[Linux-aus] Re: Projects killed by Patents
Arjen Lentz writes:
You may be interested in this:
(I recently wrote about that at
The article provides a very neat clean angle of where the boundary with
patents should lie....
In the context of "not only do we object to the current situation, but
here is a clean solution".
Arjen Lentz, Community Relations Manager
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com
MySQL related blogs @ http://www.planetmysql.org/
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Very nice, this pretty much sums up my opinion on the whole patent issue.
That non-physical "things" such as mathmatical equations, algorithms, ideas
and so on should not allowed to be patented.
This also for me extends to pure biology, the idea that you can patent a
particular gene rather than a method for testing for that gene is abhorrent
as is the idea that you can patent a new life form as Monsanto and the other
big agri-corps do.
Chief Talking Guy - Linux Australia Update