Subject: Re: [Freesw]
From: Richard Stallman <>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 22:14:44 -0600 (MDT)

    It seems to me that a searchable database of prior art is actually
    useful for the purpose of showing that a patent shouldn't have been

It is useful for us to have the ability to search the database for
that purpose.  But why offer the facility to possible patent