Openmoko keyboard mockup
kimaidou at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 09:23:18 CET 2009
No offense, but could you please rename the topic with "patents something"
instead of keyboard mockup ? I let you choose the right one though.
thanks in advance.
2009/1/15 Arthur Marsh <arthur.marsh at internode.on.net>
> Chris Samuel wrote, on 2009-01-13 18:42:
> > 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
> > techniques are often obsolete before the patent expires. :-(
> But the software patent is undecipherable gobbledegook rather than
> GPL-mandated copy of source code in its usual form for editing and
> development including sensible variable names, comments, makefiles,
> build scripts and everything that is not already available in other GPL
> packages to make it run.
> Arthur (trying to give the black knight of software patents another
> flesh wound).
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