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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:03:54 -0300
From:      Mario Lobo <lobo@bsd.com.br>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Patent hit - MS goes after Linux - FreeBSD ?
Message-ID:  <20120806100354.47abfd53@papi>
In-Reply-To: <20120806081638.1033190a@scorpio>
References:  <20120805045800.29444.qmail@joyce.lan> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1208051330090.21508@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> <20510.27576.562781.36878@jerusalem.litteratus.org> <20120805093320.7b7f0fc4@scorpio> <20120805214321.17a02e43@papi> <20120806081638.1033190a@scorpio>

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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:16:38 -0400
Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:

> On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 21:43:21 -0300
> Mario Lobo articulated:
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> > On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 09:33:20 -0400
> > Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:
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> > > On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 08:48:56 -0400
> > > Robert Huff articulated:
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> > [Snip]
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> > > The socialists still feel they are entitled to something
> > > for nothing.
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> > Jerry;
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> > 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?
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> 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:
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> =E2=81=BD=C2=B9=E2=81=BE Intended to use the patents in such a way that t=
hey would
> directly profit from it
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> =E2=81=BD=C2=B2=E2=81=BE Intended to lease the patent rights or outright =
sell the patent.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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Mario Lobo
http://www.mallavoodoo.com.br
FreeBSD since 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!] (99% winblows FREE)
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