Re: [offtopic] Re: CocaCola not really a secret
Larry McVoy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 11:02:44 -0600
: >Hmmm... Any real-life examples??? What if certain innovations are so
: >important (not necessarily better, just widely used) that we need to
: >make their patent lengths shorter? Stuff like GIF, RSA, etc...
: GIF is not that important. There are dozens of alternatives. RSA is a
: better example, but it took incredible effort to develop it and the
: developers should be rewarded
The point you are missing is that almost all the time, the rewards from the
patent go to the parent company, not to the developer.
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