[ILUG] Re: ILUG sends s/w patents briefing document to Irish MEPs
colm at tuatha.org
Mon Mar 21 09:03:11 GMT 2005
On 20 Mar 2005, at 12:30, Joseph Kiniry wrote:
> How does this contradict my point? Even the technologies covered by
> "basic technique" patents are easily implemented in other, innovative
1) Not always.
2) The other way might not be as good.
By patenting a basic technique, the patent holder is effectively
forcing all other developers to deliberately write inferior software.
Goes against the grain somewhat, no?
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146 / www.colm.buckley.name
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