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Re: [News] GIMP PLug-in Attacked with Software Patent

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____/ Homer on Saturday 27 December 2008 07:20 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Peter Köhlmann spake thusly:
>> Hadron wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>> Software patents harm society.
> [...]
>>> The only people hurt are free loading copy cats.
> And who did Runaway Technology® freely learn and "copy" from before
> handing over a big wad of cash to the patent office, to claim the
> "right" to monopolise the sum total of other's ideas, simply because
> they made the "magnanimous gesture" of spending lots of money to "copy"
> those ideas from others, through academic study and simply observation?
> Patents are one of the most profoundly unethical things in the history
> of humanity, because they pervert the pool of all human thought, and the
> very process of learning, into some commoditisable "product" that must
> be owned and controlled by corporations, just so they can leased out
> that thought for profit.
> It's sick.

You ought to hear what educated people in poorer nations like Brazil have to
say about patents.

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