Subject: Re: [Freesw] priorart.org
From: Seth Gordon <sethg@ropine.com>
Date: 15 May 2001 19:11:39 -0000

   [Me:]
   Your average free-software developer simply does not have the time or
   money to [deal with patent-defense legal issues].

   [Dan Ravicher:]
   IBM (one of the
   world's foremost patent holders) is running a full two page ad in MIT's
   Technology Review this month discussing nothing other than Linux and how IBM
   can develop Linux for specific customer needs....  Also, remember
   that Bruce Perens works for HP (another patent superpower).  True, these may
   very well not be "average" free software developers, but they definitely are
   some of the most notable.

How does this refute my point?  

-- 
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will be judged and I will be taken with him.'  Shmuel would only cross a
bridge when an idolator was on it; he said, 'Satan cannot rule two nations [at
once].'  Rabbi Yannai would examine [the bridge] and cross."  --Shabbat 32a
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