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[Linux-aus] Re: Projects killed by Patents

Arjen Lentz writes:

Hi James,

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/

linux-aus mailing list

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.

James Purser
Chief Talking Guy - Linux Australia Update
Skype: purserj1977