Subject: Re: free software as a delivery vehicle for lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 12:34:51 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| Since the patent system is a *bargain* that the body politic strikes, "we
| give you a monopoly, if you give us the details of how it works", it's
| reasonable for both sides to bargain for the best deal they can in that
| bargain.

  The public gets the product at all.
  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.

  Post with compassion: