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  Publicly Funded Research: Tell Us Your Opinion
Subject:   Open source is not sufficient
Date:   2002-01-15 13:28:11
From:   rweiler
It does little good for researchers to release their source under GPL if they also hold patents on methods that are implemented as part of that source. For this proposal to work, not only would the source need to be licensed under an Open Source license, but all of the patents would need to be placed in th e public domain as well. I do firmly belived that the taxpayer should not have to pay for every invention twice, but this propsoal doesn't really help.