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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:16:38 -0400
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Patent hit - MS goes after Linux - FreeBSD ?
Message-ID:  <20120806081638.1033190a@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <20120805214321.17a02e43@papi>
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On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 21:43:21 -0300
Mario Lobo articulated:

> On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 09:33:20 -0400
> Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 08:48:56 -0400
> > Robert Huff articulated:
> > 
> [Snip]
> 
> > The socialists still feel they are entitled to something
> > for nothing.
> > 
> Jerry;
> 
> Forgive me for barging in like this but to me, what your sentence
> describes is just plain good old greedy people. Patents provided
> the perfect LEGAL way for these very people to make theirs, an idea
> that they didn't think of or had the gift/talent to create, as a
> quickie for profit. The result: Now the long patent arm reaches
> fruit, seeds and DNA. This means that I can't "create" a Graviola
> juice drink (local Brazilian fruit) because a Japanese guy patented
> the fruit !! How ridiculous did we allowed this to get?

Yes you can. You are stating a commonly held incorrect belief. You can
always request a license from the patient holder. No one, well no one
interested in monetary compensation would patient anything unless they
were:

⁽¹⁾ Intended to use the patents in such a way that they would directly profit from it

⁽²⁾ Intended to lease the patent rights or outright sell the patent.

Patients protect hard working people who may work years, maybe half
their life to come up with a killer idea only to have a douche bag come
along and use it sans payments.

Interestingly enough, you seem to equate an entity, individual, group
or corporation that want to profit off of their work and investment as
greedy. I call them entitled. With that said, feel free to develop some
great idea and then give it away for nothing. No one, certainly not me,
is going to stop you.

-- 
Jerry ♔

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