Subject: Re: [linux-biz] Is free software innovative ?
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 11:27:51 +0000

How could I forget the great stuff that's coming out of the speech labs at
CMU? Sphinx, the speech recogniser, is GPL'ed and on Sourceforge, and would be
*highly* patentable; I imagine the same is true for Festival.

Thermodynamics in a nutshell:
1st Law:  You can't win.  (Energy is conserved)
2nd Law:  You can't break even.  (Entropy)
0th Law:  You can't even quit the game.  (Closed systems) -- Taki Kogoma