Subject: Re: Examples needed against Soft Patents
From: Seth Johnson <seth.johnson@RealMeasures.dyndns.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 22:27:07 -0500


"Stephen J. Turnbull" wrote:
> 
>     Ben> I stand by my claim that, even in the face of clear impending
>     Ben> doom, the need for a public good will not by itself get most
>     Ben> people to actually do anything useful about it.
> 
> For most people, impending doom is the truck's license plate filling
> the rear view mirror.  At which point there's not much useful to do.


Before the impending doom arrives, you have to organize, so you
have something ready and in place.  That organizing is also the
means of asserting the abstract principles that people would fall
in behind if they saw that there was organization behind them.

Seth

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