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Re: [ontolog-forum] Patent application for using a formal ontology in NL

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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:29:04 -0400
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On 7/5/2014 5:02 PM, Rich Cooper wrote:
> You are thinking about patents in a moral way, rather than a legal way.
> Law doesn’t do morality, and neither do politics or business.    (01)

That is certainly true.    (02)

But the people who make laws -- citizens, voters, and the people they
elect -- must consider the long-term implications:  ethics, justice,
the pursuit of happiness, the common good, a more perfect union,
opportunity for everybody, a balance between exploiting available
and preserving the environment for future generations...    (03)

America is extremely lucky in having an excellent selection of
educated, ethical people with long-term vision at exactly the
right moment in history.  But they weren't perfect, they fought
a lot, and they came up with a system that emphasized compromise
between different points of view.    (04)

John    (05)

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