[ILUG] Re: ILUG sends s/w patents briefing document to Irish MEPs
kiniry at acm.org
Mon Mar 21 14:01:27 GMT 2005
On 21 Mar, 2005, at 8:36, Paul O'Malley wrote:
> I believe that the ability of servers and services to become as
> widespread as they were was because of the FOSS model. This allowed
> the rapid spread of services between Linux and FreeBSD the spread and
> popularisation into a commercial product that we see today is due to
> the presence of FOSS.
I do not disagree with this. The FOSS model has definitely encouraged
innovation, assisted the explosive growth of the Internet and computer
technology, and the popularization of computers.
But all of those facts are independent of any facts pertinent to the
idea of Software Patents.
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