[rescue] Distributed Folding - the Geeks team

Kurt Huhn kurt at k-huhn.com
Sat Dec 20 18:07:58 CST 2003

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 14:57:17 -0500 (EST)
Kevin wrote:

> Although, i personally haven't paid enough attention to it to have an
> opinion, as i recall, a number of geeks people ditched it when it
> became apparent that the distfold people were trying to capitalize
> on this via copyrights/patents.

Urban legend, IIRC.

The distributed folding people are Canada-based, and are associated with
the Mount Sinai hospital.  it is my understanding that the copyrights
were registered to prevent abuse by other parties.

Since the copyrights were handed over to the Mount Sinai hospital, that
basically makes it *extremely* difficult to privatize the findings. 
Someone familiar with Candian health-care law could shed more light, but
it's a socialist system up there, very different than in the US.

Kurt                  The superior man understands what is right; 
kurt at k-huhn.com       the inferior man understands what will sell.
                                         -- Confucius 

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