Winmodem-like solid state storage
Posted Apr 12, 2009 1:33 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
In reply to: Winmodem-like solid state storage
Parent article: Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop, day 2
So you're saying there is innovation to be done. That means there's something for someone to monopolize with a patent.
At least with a black box, the patents are all paid for as part of acquiring the box. In contrast, when you need a patent license to run some code in your own Linux system, it usually means the code is useless."
That's a very pessimistic viewpoint. If you truly believe that the patent system is so broken and abused that it prevents all innovation, ...
But I said the opposite. I suggested someone would do the innovation. And then patent it. It is not pessimistic to expect an inventor to patent his invention; they do it all the time, even for trivial inventions.
Patents seem to be anathema to the Linux world. I thought you said patents are the reason Linux and Winmodems don't get along; I'm just trying to complete the analogy.
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