Subject: Re: [Freesw] priorart.org
From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 23:58:44 -0600 (MDT)

    why not? as i see it, not only are patents going to exist well
    into the future, and continue to be a driving force in business
    and creative enterprises, but they are, at heart, a good thing.

It sounds like we disagree fundamentally about the issue of software
patents; we should not expect to agree on any specific conclusions
in the area.

For the arguments against software patents, I refer people to
http://www.programming-freedom.org/Patents/against-software-patents.html
and to www.ffii.org and www.freepatents.org.