Re: mplayer, the time has come
On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:52:12PM -0800, Sean Kellogg wrote:
> The more operative question is if we found the specification from
> the patent file, copied it, and then benefited. As I doubt very
> much any Free Software developer has been grepping through the US
> Patent repository for ideas, this really isn't an issue.
No, no, no, that's the whole evilness of patents: Even if you got the
idea independently (and provably so), it is still patent infringement
to use the idea!