[Exherbo-dev] Open Invention Network

Ali Polatel alip at exherbo.org
Wed Sep 28 23:34:38 BST 2011


On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:27:14 +0200, Bryan Østergaard <bryan.ostergaard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM, Wulf C. Krueger <philantrop at exherbo.org> wrote:
> > On 24.09.2011 21:36, Bryan Østergaard wrote:
> >> My stance on software patents is probably not a big surprise (they
> >> need to die, the sooner the better). That said having some means of
> >> fighting back is probably better than nothing.
> >
> > Exactly my thoughts, too.
> >
> >> So the two questions that I don't see answered by the above is:
> >> 1. whether we're free to join other organisations and under which terms
> >
> > "If you join OIN you are free to join any organization you wish."
> >
> > Since I mentioned the SFLC as an example for such an organisation, OIN
> > mentioned that they're actively and constructively working with the SFLC
> > themselves.
> >
> >> 2. how easy it is to leave OIN again if we end up in a situation where
> >> that'd be neccessary.
> >
> > We can simply inform them about such a situation and will be out of OIN
> > after 30 days.
> >
> Awesome.

I can not explain the joy I had during reading this thread.

> Thanks for following up on my questions, I got exactly the answers I
> was hoping for.
> 
> Is there anything else we should be aware of before making a decision?
> If not I'd suggest joining OIN relatively quickly.

How nice to see things are moving forward so quickly! I would not use
the word "relatively" though. It reminds me of EFI[1] :)

> Regards,
> Bryan Østergaard
>

Peace and Love!

[1]: Einstein failed it!
     http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-09/baffling-cern-results-show-neutrinos-moving-faster-speed-light

          -alip
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