On 02-Nov-07, at 5:55 PM, jtd wrote:
Patents only slow down the benefits of technology to
irrespective of the "high cost of research" spin the pharma companies
love to dish out.
in fact software patents are just the tip of the iceberg - think of
all the patents americans are getting on our traditional knowledge -
imagine paying royalty every time you use a neem twig to brush your
teeth, or when you do your morning shirsaasana