Subject: Re: termless copyright and patents
From: simo <s@ssimo.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 01:17:48 -0400

On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 11:32 +0900, stephen@xemacs.org wrote:

> So I guess what you're saying is that Tom's subtlety is the kind of
> subtlety involved in jamming a crowbar into the gears, oh so
> delicately but all the way in.  He proposes to make *every*
> infringement case involving the GPL into a contest equivalent to an
> attempt to demonstrate invalidity of a patent.

yep, that's why I don't think it is a good idea, I think the current
GPLv3 gets the best possible balance.

> This also is not a very good PR strategy, because it will involve
> getting prominent experts to stand up and say in public, "There's
> hardly ever any significant novelty in GPLed software, and it's all
> obvious stuff that any college student could implement in an hour."

eheh, I wouldn't go so far, but you got the idea.

Simo.