Software is The Glass Bead Game
Posted Feb 2, 2012 3:19 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: Software is The Glass Bead Game
Parent article: LCA: Addressing the failure of open source
It sounds like we agree on much, but
They shouldn't cover something you could, in principle, do in your head (e.g. algorithms)
Why is that? If it requires a significant investment to arrive at an algorithm you can do in your head, one which would others would want to use, isn't it in our best interest to offer a monopoly on use of the algorithm to the inventor? That would give him a way to recover that investment from the people who benefit from the algorithm, and thus an incentive to make the investment.
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