Hadn’t seen this one before:
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Kudos to those who are doing that. (I was going to make a list, but it was longer than I expected- which is great.)
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The same applies to law.
You don’t get to change it because it’s wrong, you get to change it because it’s obsolete – superceded by something more commercially lucrative.
As I was saying here:
There are three ways of rectifying the software patent problem:
1) Lobbying – demonstrating the law is unethical, if not invidious and impractical.
2) Rendering and demonstrating s/w patents as completely ineffectual and/or redundant.
3) Demonstrating patent restricted s/w has a lower economic return than unrestricted s/w.
1:- Good luck with the lobbying. ;-)
2:- Create a standard s/w configuration infrastructure to rapidly adapt the moment s/w is put on notice for infringement. Demonstrate that patents simply create unnecessary work for the free s/w community to treat as damage to be routed around – inevitably avoiding patent licence revenue by providing both a rapidly deployable non-infringing alternative, and a deferment of licensing fees to the end user (should they insist on use of patented code).
3:- Create a collective funding mechanism to facilitate the commission of free software.
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