OpenDotDotDot: IBM's ex-Mr GNU/Linux Joins Obama Policy Group
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Dec 2008 01:29
Number of posts: 1
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Hmmm... I hope he's taken a closer look at the rationale behind and practical economics and realities of the patent system since this: http://blog.irvingwb.com/blog/2005/08/software_patent.html This is the real danger, Glyn: not idiots like Gene Quinn, but thoughtful people like IW-B who nevertheless seem to believe that inventions naturally 'deserve' patents, that the patent system is in trouble but is fundamentally beneficial (irrespective of field or 'industry') and can be made to work by 'rewarding' only 'good' inventions etc. The patent system mythology is strong and unless people like IW-B begin to see through it and ask the fundamental economic and ethical questions, we will have software patents (sorry - CII patents ;).
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