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Byte.com: Patent Yourself And Go Open Source

Dec 11, 2000, 21:26 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

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"EuroLinux And Others Lead A Fight To Invalidate Software Patents."

"Quickly, go take a cotton swab and brush it in your mouth, on the inside of your cheek. Then put it into the refrigerator in a sealed container that lists the date."

"Better yet, send it to your lawyer (did I say that?). Still better, send it to the U.S. Office of Patents and Trademarks. Do this now, you may lose rights to yourself."

"Why? Software and biotech patents have lost what little sanity they represented to the world. The implications to Linux are becoming even more profound, and the most vocal opposition (EuroLinux and others) is occurring in Europe, where Almighty IPO dollars fueled on air, methane, and press releases aren't as prevalent in MexUsCan."

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