Open/Free Licenses (was: propose: `cypherpunks license' (Re: Wanted: Twofish source code))
Wed, 14 Oct 1998 15:06:01 -0700
> The only reason you might patent a new idea is if you actually wish to
> restrict its use in some way (or equivalently if you wish to dole out
> the right to use one step at a time).
There are other reasons to apply for a patent. One of the best ones is
to defend yourself from the Patent Office granting a patent for your
invention to someone else.