Straw man attack - here we come!
Posted Jul 8, 2009 3:00 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Glad we agree in the end...
Parent article: Ogg codecs dropped from HTML5
Software was being developed just fine without patents. Plenty
of innovation. I mention that before.
And it's now what I'm talking about at all. I'm not saying (and never
said) lack of software patents will bring number of innovations down to
zero. Just like lack of copyright will not bring number of stories down to
Back in the 90's just about everyone in the thriving
proprietary software industry was _against_ software patents.
Suuure. IBM was against patents? Or may be Philips was against software
patents? Microsoft was against software patents because it had none - but
to say that the whole industry was against them is just... how come they
were ever created and used (including in audio/video codec standards) if
everyone was against them?
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