Patent-free software where it makes sense

drago01 drago01 at
Thu Jun 11 06:05:51 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 12:25 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
<znmeb at> wrote:
> I can't speak for Europe, but in the US Constitution it's fairly clearly stated:
> "The Congress shall have Power ... To promote the Progress of Science
> and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and
> Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and
> Discoveries"
> In the case of software the implementation of the law may be
> problematic, but still, as an author and inventor I'd want those
> rights.

You get those right even without patents its called "copyright" ...
for instance you cannot patent a book either but you still get
copyright protection for it.

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