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SubjectRe: large page patch (fwd) (fwd)
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On Tue, 2002-08-13 at 09:40, Rob Landley wrote:
> Unfortunately, the maintainer of the GPL is Stallman, so he's the logical guy
> to spearhead a "GPL patent pool" project, but any time anybody mentions the
> phrase "intellectual property" to him he goes off on a tangent about how you
> shouldn't call anything "intellectual property", so how can you have a
> discussion about it, and nothing ever gets done. It's FRUSTRATING to see
> somebody with such brilliant ideas hamstrung not just by idealism, but
> PEDANTIC idealism.
>

Richard isnt daft on this one. The FSF does not have the 30 million
dollars needed to fight a *single* US patent lawsuit. The problem also
reflects back on things like Debian, because Debian certainly cannot
afford to play the patent game either.

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