Patents - An Alternative View (Groklaw)
Posted Oct 11, 2004 20:02 UTC (Mon) by hppnq
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The point is -- and I think it is very well made -- that we do not want to get rid of patents altogether. A software patent in itself is, or should be, quite harmless. It's the big companies that abuse the system, as well as the ignorant or corrupt politicians that allow it, that are the ones that put Free Software at jeopardy.
So, yes, we should be very vocal about our concerns regarding the proposals made by the European Commission, but we should focus on reforming the system -- not discarding it.
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