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Difficult for a farm boy like me

Difficult for a farm boy like me

Posted May 6, 2005 23:33 UTC (Fri) by njhurst (guest, #6022)
In reply to: Difficult for a farm boy like me by NRArnot
Parent article: Software, reverse engineering and the law

Perhaps software patents should be required to give a complete implementation to be released into the public domain on completion of the patent interval?


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Difficult for a farm boy like me

Posted May 12, 2005 14:37 UTC (Thu) by zakaelri (guest, #17928) [Link]

From what I read above concerning patents, and the handful of patents I have seen before (maybe on the order of 2 or 3), I thought that was the point of the patent. Otherwise, I could patent "amino-based toilet bowl cleaner" and be done with it.

Then again, I believe that most people feel our patent system needs to be re-thought.

Difficult for a farm boy like me

Posted May 25, 2005 22:10 UTC (Wed) by njhurst (guest, #6022) [Link]

I think they have to have a description that others can understand, but I was suggesting a further requirement that an actually usable implmentation be included. That is, the actual source code used.


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