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patents are evil

From: Francois-Rene Rideau <fare@tunes.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 19:07:41 +0200
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010930190741.A2264@ZhengHe.augustin.thierry>
If you think you can milk the public by promoting such an oxymoronic nonsense
as "proprietary standards", you're just being as stupid as you're greedy.
The day your standards are encumbered with patents is the day the public
will shun your standards and switch to whichever competing standard will
emerge instead.

Instead of trying to rob people, collecting money by preventing valuable
services from being offered, why don't you try to work and provide them
with valuable service?

For those of you who are not blood-sucking racketeers, please get informed
on what patents really are. For an overview of the economic, technical and
social effects of patents, and an according bibliography, see:
	Patents are an Economic Absurdity
	http://fare.tunes.org/articles/patents.html

[ François-René ÐVB Rideau | Reflection&Cybernethics | http://fare.tunes.org ]
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