[Linux-aus] Re: Software patents: Munich has put Linux project on hold!

mlh at zipworld.com.au mlh at zipworld.com.au
Fri Aug 20 10:58:02 UTC 2004

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 12:43:02PM +1000, Con Zymaris wrote:
> My take is that unless the software patent process can be made 'near
> perfect', throw the whole lot out. That levels the playing field for 
> everyone, not just those who have more powerful legal muscles to flex.

Yes, I think the only possible reasonable positions are to
throw the whole lot out or make them so dirt cheap that anyone
can afford them.  But if you do allow software patents, then
perhaps the patent period could be made _much_ shorter.


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