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From: Jeanne Rasata
Subject: www/philosophy danger-of-software-patents.html
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:09:29 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Jeanne Rasata <jrasata> 10/12/03 22:09:29

Modified files:
        philosophy     : danger-of-software-patents.html 

Log message:
        minor RMS-approved changes


Index: danger-of-software-patents.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/philosophy/danger-of-software-patents.html,v
retrieving revision 1.18
retrieving revision 1.19
diff -u -b -r1.18 -r1.19
--- danger-of-software-patents.html     3 Dec 2010 18:22:27 -0000       1.18
+++ danger-of-software-patents.html     3 Dec 2010 22:09:27 -0000       1.19
@@ -167,7 +167,7 @@
 those patents could prohibit your program, if those ideas are
-<p>For instance, suppose there were graphical idea patents and you
+<p>For instance, suppose there were graphical-idea patents and you
 wanted to draw a square.  Well, you would realize that if there was a
 patent on a bottom edge, it would prohibit your square.  You could put
 &ldquo;bottom edge&rdquo; on the list of all ideas implemented in your
@@ -239,7 +239,7 @@
 paper copy of this patent and xeroxed it and sent it to him.  And when
 he got it, he said, &ldquo;I think you sent me the wrong patent.  This
 is something about compilers.&rdquo; So I thought maybe our file has
-the wrong number in it.  I looked in it again, and sure enough it said
+the wrong number in it.  I looked in it again, and sure enough it said,
 &ldquo;A method for compiling formulas into object code.&rdquo; So I
 started to read it to see if it was indeed the wrong patent.  I read
 the claims, and sure enough it was the natural order recalculation
@@ -287,7 +287,7 @@
 <p>In fact, I once gave this speech and Heckel was in the audience.
 And at this point he jumped up and said, &ldquo;That's not true, I
-just didn't know the scope of my protection.&rdquo; And I said
+just didn't know the scope of my protection.&rdquo; And I said,
 &ldquo;Yeah, that's what I said,&rdquo; at which point he sat down and
 that was the end of my experience being heckled by Heckel.  If I had
 said no, he probably would have found a way to argue with me.</p>
@@ -1430,7 +1430,7 @@
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-$Date: 2010/12/03 18:22:27 $
+$Date: 2010/12/03 22:09:27 $
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