[thelist] it's intellectual, but is it property? (was RE: GNU / GPL)

Joel D Canfield joel at streamliine.com
Sun Oct 28 13:06:14 CDT 2007

> These days, especially talking about most of the "software patents", a
> lot of "patented" things are actually ideas a computer science minor
> could come up with during first years of his/her studies (except for
> having time and money to actually get patent protection on 
> it, that is)...

Well, if that's the case, either the patent system is rewarding
exectution, not just innovation, or it should be revised, yes? (I like
Derek Sivers' analysis at the bottom of this page:


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