Subject: Re: brainstorming
From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 19:12:41 +0000

Benjamin Rossen dixit:

[ Swapping patents ]
>That is the problem. 

No. Swapping patents for Sony and Philips is not a problem, because
they are patents on actual technical stuff.

The problem is that people still think that such a thing like
"software patents" or "patents on computer-implementable
inventions" (or business models or data structures, for that
matter) _exists_. It should not, and the more people start to
deal with it, the less people will fight against it.

Huh, I hope I didn't sound too RMS-ish ;)