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Date:      Sun, 5 Aug 2012 09:33:20 -0400
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Patent hit - MS goes after Linux - FreeBSD ?
Message-ID:  <20120805093320.7b7f0fc4@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <20510.27576.562781.36878@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
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On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 08:48:56 -0400
Robert Huff articulated:

> 
> 
> 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.

I agree up to the point about financial incentive. For myself, I like
making money. I don't apologize for that. Most engineers, software /
hardware designers also enjoy receiving a monetary reward for their
hard work. Simple giving away our hard work, sweat and time to some
socialist just because they feel they have the right to the hard work of
others is repulsive. If a monetary reward were removed from the
equation, we would probably still be using an abacus in the dark. While
we certainly should be indifferent to the financial incentive and
monetary reward someone receives; in all too many cases that is just
not so. The socialists still feel they are entitled to something for
nothing.

-- 
Jerry ♔

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