zxmkr08 at studserv.zdv.uni-tuebingen.de
Thu Feb 4 10:57:22 EST 1993
In <1993Feb3.130315.699 at infodev.cam.ac.uk> seb1005 at mbfs.bio.cam.ac.uk (Steven Brenner) writes:
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>Actually, I would argue that the very REASON that you don't see source
>code being distributed widely enough is that there it CAN'T be patented.
What about the lawsuits Apple filed against other developers of GUI's?
Or, similar, the lawsuits filed by Lotus against developers of
spreadsheets? As far as I remember, they had not patented their stuff
but claimed something like "intellectual property", but I am not sure.
Then I remember a posting by Richard Stallman lurking on the net
which warned from (?) the dangers of software patenting.
Just some thoughts...
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