[pp.int.general] Patent system similar to GPL?

Sina Amoor Pour sina.amoorpour at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 03:35:11 CET 2011

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:57 AM, Richard Stallman <rms a gnu.org> wrote:

> However, patents issue only in response to an expensive application
> procedure.  If you have an idea, and you intend to let the public use
> the idea freely, why spend the money?  It is enough just to publish te
> idea so that no one else can patent it.

That is correct. But just publishing an idea does not give an assurance that
improvements of the idea are publically published or that patented
improvments (and products) can be used under fair conditions by others. One
of the main goals of the BiOS initiative is to ensure that the improvements
can be used by those who agree to the BiOS agreement, even if the
improvments are patented.

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