Openmoko keyboard mockup
chris at csamuel.org
Tue Jan 13 09:12:04 CET 2009
On Fri, 9 Jan 2009 5:11:45 am Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >  - which is ironic given that they were invented to encourage people
> > to publish their ideas rather than keep them secret.
> Actually, not so ironic: it basically means that rather than keeping
> them as internal secrets, they get to lock them in
> a government-provided vault.
Where everyone can read them and the protection expires after a time.
Don't get me wrong, I think patents are bad, especially these days where the
techniques are often obsolete before the patent expires. :-(
Chris Samuel : http://www.csamuel.org/ : Melbourne, VIC
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