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

Gareth Nelson gareth at garethnelson.com
Sun Feb 27 12:06:57 CET 2011

That does sound very copyleft-ish then, though we should probably
avoid that term - Richard is right that it causes confusion to mix up
copyright and patents.

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 2:35 AM, Sina Amoor Pour
<sina.amoorpour at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:57 AM, Richard Stallman <rms at 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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>> USA
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