[Discuss] your key message about patent and innovation to deliver to a public session at mozfest london

Tiberius Brastaviceanu tiberius.brastaviceanu at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 16:37:14 UTC 2016

The Mises Institute are libertariens, and at that side of the spectrum they
join peer to peer. The tactic becomes first to market by building open
communities and networks around the venture.
Patents are great tools for capitalists to secure their market position. In
the rational, cognitive capitalism IP is an asset, it is capital. Not to
mention that is is used in different forms of explotation, as it allienates
inventors from their inventions within corporations.

I am not a Marxist!

I am a p2p guy. Google me.
On Oct 13, 2016 11:13 AM, "Matt Maier" <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Antoine, thanks for reaching out.
> I would emphasize that patents are a way to get inventors to share their
> discoveries. Without the legal protection of patents, most people would
> keep their inventions closely guarded secrets.
> What we're doing in OSHW is exploring and nurturing an alternative
> mechanism for getting inventors to share. OSHW speeds up the development
> cycle by including thousands more people in it.
> Patents made more sense back when technology moved relatively slowly and
> everyone thought the way to speed it up was to give individual geniuses
> anything they needed. Today we have ample evidence that technology is
> accelerating and part of the reason is that we're connecting ordinary
> people in vastly greater and richer ways.
> In OSHW it doesn't really make sense to even bother thinking about patents
> because sharing produces immediate, tangible rewards which the inventor
> exploits and moves on from in the same time it would take a patent
> application to go through. So patents are mostly ignored.
> Additionally, in theory the OSHW inventions should be unpatentable after
> they're publicized.
> If I could change one thing about patents it would be that they are only
> enforceable if the patent holder is actively using the patent (like
> trademarks). It sickens me to see inventions put on a dark shelf just so
> they don't interfere with existing products. That's just me though.
> On Oct 13, 2016 00:08, "Antoine C." <smallwindturbineproj.
> contactor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I'm supposed to participate to a session at mozfest 2016: patent and
>> innovation, for manufactured things made with atoms, in an openness way.
>> So, as I wish to port messages coming from FLOS-Hardware people, instead
>> of giving my own point of view, may I ask you this question: What would
>> be your very top most important key short message each of you would like
>> me to deliver to "Mozilians" about this question of "patent and
>> innovation" for hardware ?
>> Love and Peace,
>> Freely
>> Antoine C.
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