Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>>Joseph Kiniry wrote:
>>>>>On 21 Mar, 2005, at 21:03, Paul O'Malley wrote:
>>>>>>>>>Joseph Kiniry wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>Also, how often do you believe that serious modern "for profit"
>>>>software development does not require significant capital?
>>>>>>>>>>>I believe the following to be examples of serious modern and for
>>>profit software development.
>>>(E) Sage (not the system administrators guild :))
>>>>>>>>>>>Ok. But you still did not answer the question. You gave me a list of
>>some companies, some of which focus on FOSS-based technologies, and
>>others which to my knowledge do not.
>>>>Are you suggesting that none of these companies required significant
>>capital to develop the software that is the core of their businesses?
>>>>>>I think what Paul is pointing out is that while these companies do require
>significant capital they do not require software patents to recoup/justify
>it. Your point (as I understood it, please correct) was that software
>patents are needed to recoup/justify this capital. The above companies
>seem to be some of many contradictory examples.
>>>They are just companies that use large amounts of capital. They do not
need patents to make the majority of business happen, you need a
feasible economic model and customers. Some may be in possession of
patents but most of their business is in the delivery of customer
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