Fluendo MP3 GStreamer Plugin in Main for Dapper?
janc13 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 22:42:34 GMT 2006
On 12/30/05, Stephan Hermann <sh at sourcecode.de> wrote:
> The idea behind patents were, that if someone created a tool or machine or
> some technical new gadget, and another one wanted to produce this for his own
> commercial use case, the original inventor can give those people the right to
> implement it the way he created it.
No, patents were originally "invented" by king Henry VI to give
monopolies to his favourite manufacturers (often just copycats who
paid him for this favour).
Currently, the "kings" are named USPTO, EPO, etc., but otherwise not
much changed... ;-)
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