Re: I want to try something for freedom.
[Note: This is a reply to the quoted statement only and I'm not sure
whether it has anything to do with the general issue of this thread.]
Richard Braakman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> There's nothing wrong with studying patented algorithms -- that's what
> patents are _for_. (They encourage publication of inventions, and in
> return they grant a monopoly on their use.)
> If these algorithms are patented, then there is no need to reverse-engineer
> them -- the details will be described in the patent.
Maybe, but then you still aren't allowed to implement them without the
People that are not prepared to actually spend money on the use of
patented algorithms are IMHO good advised *not* to study them.
 including people that don't *want* to use them