Prior art won't solve the software patent problem (NewsForge)
Posted Sep 18, 2006 20:28 UTC (Mon) by emkey
In reply to: Prior art won't solve the software patent problem (NewsForge)
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I don't assume failure, I fear it. Though I certainly see your point.
I also understand the concerns of those who fear that attacking this problem on to many fronts will dilute the effort and lead to failure.
However, I tend to think there is a happy medium ground. I also tend to dislike stances that claim there is one true and perfect approach to solving a particular problem. In my experience this is never true. As a general rule there are multiple paths to any particular destination. Each of them will have somewhat different tradeoffs of course and that should certainly weigh into the path each of us chooses to follow.
I also feel that in most cases it is counterproductive to criticise other people for choosing a different path in situations where everyone is heading for the same destination.
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