On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 03:59:53PM +0530, Khuzaima A. Lakdawala wrote:
>>Actually, we cannot liken it to any
particular licensing scheme
>>because there is no copyright! The status of Ayurvedic knowledge
>>can best be described as `in the public domain'.
The current status of Ayurveda is really in danger. People are taking
patents on medicinal plants, which will prevent any body else to make
new medicines out of it. I heard that somebody took patent on Turmeric
which is a commonly used home-medicine.
Freedom is important to all range of knowledge. It should not be
limited to the computer/software freedom alone.
.''`. Dileep M. Kumar <dileep(a)kumarayil.net>
: :' : http://www.kumarayil.net
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