Login to OSNews
Username or Email
How to fix the patent mess
on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
Thread beginning with comment 526126
To view parent comment,
To read all comments associated with this story, please
on Tue 10th Jul 2012 03:44 UTC in reply to "
Submitting your own news kind of defeats the purpose of coming to a site to read news
Not completely - if you'd submit just 1 thing per week, and if just few dozen people did that...
If this was SpaceNews Thom would write about how NASA is waisting money, how the Mars Rovers aren't innovative and people would comment that warp drives were already invented in the 60's. Probably true, intesting, important, but we want to see black holes, Mars panoramas and chat with Voyager 2.
Well, they did waste a lot over the decades, pursuing some misplaced fantasies - the STS was one enormous scam, achieving practically nothing
, and sucking out the funds. Not only NASA ones - it also made the stupid Soviet generals to desire "parity" for non-existent "strategic advantage" of STS.
(but it did look awesome, in spirit of
& kinda like "spaceplanes" in the scifi of ~40s, during rapid advances of airplane tech; hm, I think I can see a pattern: goo.gl pic in that link is from the times of rapid advances in marine tech)
If not for that, we'd probably at least have a constant stream of Lunokhods (and, later, planetary rovers; semi-mass-production - it's less about innovative, more about refinement and sustainable approach, no crazy crash projects); maybe a small moon base, too (but not warp / magic carpet fantasy...
Sign Up For The OSNews Newsletter!
Friends & Fans
OSNews Privacy Statement
Notice to Bulk Emailers
© 1997-2017 OSNews Inc. All Rights Reserved. OSNews and the OSNews logo are trademarks of OSNews.
Source Code © 2007-2017,
, except where noted
Reader comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for them in any way.
All trademarks, icons, and logos shown or mentioned in this web site are the property of their respective owners.
OSNews.com uses icons from the
© 2008 John Resig
Reproduction of OSNews stories is permitted only with explicit authorization from OSNews. Reproductions must be properly credited.