Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2011 22:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Considering the polarising topic of software patents and related IP litigation is coming up a lot lately, I felt the need to write a few words on this thing called 'bias'. This word is being thrown around a lot, but I get the feeling many people are unclear as to what, exactly, it means. Because contrary to popular opinion, there's nothing wrong with being being biased. In fact, there's no such thing as unbiased blogging (or even unbiased journalism).
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Anybody with half a brain is biased.
by crhylove on Tue 25th Oct 2011 00:51 UTC
crhylove
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2010-04-10

Particularly against obvious stupidity. Software patents are so logically and profoundly repugnant that anybody with even a lower primate level of intelligence should be able to understand and also logically infer an intense bias against them.

But don't take my word for it. Give old Ben a try:
"... as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."

Ben Franklin was much, much smarter than anybody I know of today, or even any of his contemporaries. Arguing against him would be insane. This is doubly true in a system where corporations can enter litigation as if they were people.

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