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    SubjectRe: [Fwd: United States Patent: 6,862,609]
    Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
    > Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 21:28 -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Gene Heskett wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> On Wednesday 02 March 2005 21:36, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> Another Linux patent.....
    >>>>>
    >>
    >>
    >> ... and another - AFAICS obvious - trivial ("prior art") patent (but I'm
    >> not fluent in patent quak, I'm just a simple systems engineer).
    >>
    >> And one more reason to sent the European software patent directive
    >> simply to hell, clarify in §52.2 to not patentability of "software"
    >> discarding the word play of the patent attorneys and offices and get
    >> into the head of the folks of the EPO (with whatever means are
    >> necessary).
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>> And that pretty much says it. Assigned to the Canopy Group. So SCO
    >>>> will have yet another lawsuit to threaten us with. If they survive
    >>>>
    >>
    >>
    >> Apparently Canopy Group/SCO/... are not of the front of innovation since
    >> "what is new on a RAID system in any way in 2005"?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>> the thrashing I've Been Moved will give them at the end of the day.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> The way to fight the patents is for Linux developers to file their
    >>> own and start putting down stakes.
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >> Or simply drop the whole patent system as such. Apparently it is only
    >> abused to make money of the inventions of others and for sure does not
    >> help innovation as such in any way (it may help the lawyers, offices and
    >> companies in that area - patent utilisation - to get rich but that area
    >> has nothing to do with innovation).
    >>
    >> Bernd
    >>
    >>
    > Patent law in the US is based on section 113 of the United States
    > Constitution, and patents
    > are not going away. Live with guys. The best way to win the patent
    NO.
    > wars is for people
    > who do Linux development to file their own patents and put some stakes
    > in the ground.
    >
    > You guys keep saying, "stop the patents" but this is insanity. It's
    > like all these big companies
    > used patents like swords and are hemming linux in, and Linux stands
    > naked and defenseless.
    > You guys need to get your own swords and fight -- start filing patents
    > -- go to this new law
    > center "Southern Poverty Law Center" they setup I read about and get
    > these folks to start
    > filing patents on Linux code (before you disclose it that is) and
    > protect yourselves. Then
    > you have ammo to negotiate cross patent agreements with MS and these
    > other companies to create a balance of power.

    Morris Dees helps Linux? That's good news. I like the SPLC.

    But I would consider checking with the (new) Software Freedom
    Law Center too: http://www.softwarefreedom.org/

    --
    ~Randy
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