Subject: Re: New angle on the patent problem
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 16:30:16 -0400 (EDT) writes:
 > Rules that maintain a zero-sum game across national boundaries are generally a
 > good thing.  If we were to succeed at getting them abandoned in the US, we would
 > then be at a disadvantage in international trade.

If software patents hurt society, then we would be at an advantage,
just as Britain achieved a similar advantage by abolishing its corn
(grain) laws in the middle 1800's.

-russ nelson <>
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