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Alexander Viro wrote:
>
> On Fri, 6 Oct 2000, Daniel Phillips wrote:
>
> > "Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
> > >
> > > And you only get the year of protection **IF** you have filed a
> > > provisional patent application, which expires 12 months after it's
> > > issued. You must then file a non-provisional patent application before
> > > the year runs out, or you cannot patent the techniques.
> >
> > IOW, there is *no chance* to get a white-hat patent on anything I've
>
> There is no such thing as white-hat patent.

Flow with me on this, there is: it's a patent that helps destroy the
patent system. If BSD gets hurt then we have to fix it somehow.

--
Daniel
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