Re: Patents

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:38:39 MST

I think someone - I forget who - may have been right on when they
pointed out that in ordinary fields, patents are needed to promote
investment, and are usually unambiguous and fair. In software, the idea
that any further spur to investment is needed is absurd, and the patent
system is totally broken. So I'd definitely be in favor of a total,
outright ban on software patents.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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