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What Does "IP" Really Mean?

Nov 28, 2007, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"For readers of Linux Journal, 'IP' almost certainly refers to the Internet Protocol, part of the TCP/IP suite that underpins the Internet. But to most people, if it means anything, 'IP' refers to something known as 'intellectual property.' This widespread recognition is rather curious, because 'intellectual property' does not exist.

"As is so often the case when it comes to clear thinking about what is really going on, Richard Stallman has put together an extremely useful statement of what the problem is..."

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