Re: libdts patent issue?
On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 05:54:40PM -0700, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> Do you really think it's fair to characterize as "pro-patenters"
> people who are simply pointing out:
> the absence of a public policy rationale for denying the same
> sort of encouragement to applied researchers (and their financial
> backers) in fields where the work is done at a computer keyboard as in
> those where it is done at a lab bench?
You're turning things on the head. Patents are a restriction and as
such _you_ need to present a compelling rationale to extend this
restriction to other fields of endeavour, not the other way around.
And to answer your question: Yes, it's fair. The argument you just
presented appears in every pro-patenter's portfolio, btw.