Patent hit - MS goes after Linux - FreeBSD ?

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Sun Aug 5 12:49:04 UTC 2012

Wojciech Puchar writes:

>  Bad that there are patents at all. Not just in software.

	Patents are - or should be - the means, not the end.  The end
is encourage people to create new stuff; the means of encouragement
is to give them exclusive rights for a limited time.  As long as the
idea gets out there, we should be indifferent as to whether they
make money.

					Robert Huff

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