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Re: Patent pending: Network-based classified information systems.

From: Martin Hamilton <martin@net.lut.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 11:59:59 +0000
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <E0y7fVM-0006nP-00@gizmo.lut.ac.uk>
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Dudley Mills writes:

| The "big question", as I see it, is what is in the public's best
| interest.

And the Big Answer is that software patents (of which this is
essentially an extension) *aren't*.  It would be nice to think, given
the global nature of the Internet, that most of us can ignore these
patently ludicrous ideas.  Unfortunately, like the US crypto export
laws, they have a pernicious influence on the development of computing
in general - and the Internet in particular.

So, please take your patent application and file it in the circular
filing cabinet, garbage compactor, bit bucket, /dev/null, ... ;-)

Ciao!

Martin



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