[MUD-Dev] patents and muds

Mik Clarke mikclrk at attglobal.net
Thu Oct 14 20:43:36 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


"Sellers, Michael" wrote:
> 
> But: I would not be surprised to see examples of bona fide advances in
> MMPOGs start to appear in patents.

So just be able to prove you published it first and thier patent will
be invalid (unless they cite you as prior-art).  That's one of the
nice things about open source - you cannot patent something that has
been published.

Do we need a date-stamped archive for code bases?

Mik



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