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copyright stuff

From: Van den Eynde Gert
Subject: copyright stuff
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 10:05:52 +0100

Hi all,

have a look at this (you need a free registration with NY Times)

The article is about the Supreme Court in America judging that a
algorithm can be patented. 

I think this is a VERY bad situation for free software development and 
numerical analysis research. 

Where do you draw the line between a software product (like an mfile) and
the mathematical algorithm behind it ? Choice of variable names ? Choice of
loop ordering ? I really don't know.

Sincere greetings,

Gert Van den Eynde.

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