Subject: Re: [Freesw]
From: Richard Stallman <>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 23:58:47 -0600 (MDT)

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

    Richard, you didn't quote the paragraph which followed:

	  The problem that many list members have with the concept of a prior
	  art database is that of its availability to the patent examiner and
	  patent creator.

I was thinking about, not about your proposal.
I'm sorry for the confusion I caused.