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Date:      Sun, 5 Aug 2012 08:48:56 -0400
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Patent hit - MS goes after Linux - FreeBSD ?
Message-ID:  <20510.27576.562781.36878@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1208051330090.21508@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
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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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