RE: Binary Drivers

From: David Lang
Date: Thu Dec 28 2006 - 17:36:55 EST

On Thu, 28 Dec 2006, David Schwartz wrote:

Patents don't provide any ability to keep things secret. Copyright doesn't apply to a creative work you made yourself, even if it describes the creative work of another in *functional* detail.

in fact, to get a Patent you are required to explain the invention in sufficant detail for somone 'normally skilled' in the field to be able to duplicate it. the Patent protection is a reward for _not_ keeping thing secret and publicising the details.

at least in that's how it's supposed to work.

David Lang
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