[rescue] Distributed Folding - the Geeks team
alaric at caerllewys.net
Sat Dec 20 18:07:58 CST 2003
On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 08:20:02PM +0000, Mike Meredith wrote:
> 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.
> I don't know if things have changed, but their FAQ makes it plain that
> although they intend to patent any discoveries the information will be
> made available to the public at no cost. It may not be ideal, but it
> makes more sense than allowing someone else to patent any discoveries.
Personally, I like the idea of patenting information in order to keep it
in the public domain, but despise the necessity.
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