Subject: Re: EY invests in online patent exchange
From: Brian Bartholomew <bb@wv.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 20:25:15 -0400

> Give the appropriate programming language, sensors and controls to a
> farmer, and he'll be inventing patentable algorithms in a few days.

Perhaps what we need is a "Get Rich Quick by Software Patent
Extortion" spam, which points to a web page listing 50 law firms that
will assemble and pursue a software patent for you on speculation.
Perhaps that would sufficiently inconvenience big companies to
reluctantly direct their legislators to dismantle software patents.


A member of the League for Programming Freedom (LPF) http://lpf.ai.mit.edu
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