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Tom_Gray on Fri, 22 Jun 2001 19:18:48 +0200 (CEST)

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The surprising thing about this is that this is one of the things that
patents are designed to encourage. patents are public documents and the
technology contained within them is open to all comers for purposes of
research and education. Instead of technical advances remaining secret and
hidden form the community, these are made available so that that technical
progress and hence human well-being is advanced. The urging below is
another example one that shows the benefits of the system of patents on
the publication of ideas. many corporations already follow such a practice
of publishing descriptions of technology that they have produced that they
do not wish to pay the expense of patenting.

Andreas Broeckmann <abroeck {AT} transmediale.de> on 06/21/2001 01:55:40 PM

Please respond to Andreas Broeckmann <abroeck {AT} transmediale.de>

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cc:    (bcc: Tom Gray/Kan/Mitel)

Subject:  <nettime> PATENTING OPEN SOURCE


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