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Volvo hat 1959 die Erfindung des Dreipunkt-Gurtes patentfrei für alle nutzbar gemacht, weil der Nutzen den Profit bei weitem überwiegt.

Und damit zurück nach 2021, wo in einer Pandemie Patente auf lebenswichtige Impfstoffe eine bessere Herdenimmunität weltweit verhindern.

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Bon, au final je me suis "rabattu" sur de l'alphanumérique de 128 caractères

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Le mot de passe que j'essaye (20 caractères): L><[2(eX*/xydNy47loL

QUI FAIT DES TRUCS AUSSI NULS!!!

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je relance d'un tour. J'ai refait un peu la page...

helloasso.com/associations/cen

je sais, c'est une grosse somme, Mais sachez que sinon, le centre n'aurait pas besoin de faire un appel au don !

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“Communism is terrible, just ask the Russians!”

The Russians:

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Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

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Fedinautes,
Je vous demande très sincèrement votre puissance et vos petites (qui sont immenses) propulsions.

S'il vous plaît, bloguez, diffusez, relayez dans les journaux et les listes, cet appel
mastodon.tedomum.net/@lrde/106

Discutez avec les personnes à l'origine de cette initiative

C'est important, c'est touchant, c'est sans chichis

#logicielLibre #rencontres #médiation #numérique #social

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Chat apps gripe [Riot, Element, Telegram, SMS/MMS] 

Dear chat apps. If we send multiple messages in a row, maybe an image too, SEND THEM IN ORDER PLEASE.

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honestly the more i think about it the more this becomes a "i wish the capitalists would fucking pretend to at least be competent about doing a capitalism"

like

ok imagine you're a company holding a vaccine patent

you've got countries around the world threatening to, as there is an ongoing international crisis, just take it anyway. getting money after that may as well be like getting blood from a stone

you've been given government funding for development of this anyway, so the cost of that (often the most expensive part!) is highly subsidized

there may be complex legal issues of how much you own of the damn thing anyway

you're already riding a wave of good press for making the vaccine

why not double down and say... "we're making the patent free!!!!"

it is potentially the best investment in PR you could ever fucking make. your company would wear that halo for years if not DECADES after that. the general public will go "oh, that company! the heroes that made the vaccine free so anyone could make it around the world!". plus you will be using it now as leverage especially in those places threatening to just take it. suddenly your company goes from enemy of the state to new savior. it could be a wonderful foothold to expand your business into an entirely new country.

i do not think you could ever run a super bowl ad or pay for enough reps to go around to doctor's offices to ever meet that kind of impact.

and if you ran the numbers, this is probably going to be one of the most effective forms of advertising that anyone could ever come up with.

plus it's not like you will entirely not get any money as things continue. you still have your factories set up ready to make the thing - giving you a crucial lead as opposed to other places that have to scramble to also set up production. in fact, many places might see your company in such a favorable light that they'll buy vaccines from you anyway, because "they've been so generous! it's the least we can do, really, to reward them for being so heroic!"

this is a fuckin no brainer!!!!!!!!

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as we talk about the morality of vaccine patents

i think it is a nice time to also remember historical precident

jonas salk did not patent the polio vaccine. he went out of his way to make sure it was not patented.

he never got rich. he actively made sure he didn't get rich off of it.

but that history is full of stories about how for the rest of his life, jonas salk did not have to ever pay for a beer in any bar in this country. he would get on airplanes and once somebody recognized his name, the entire damn plane would stand up and clap for him. he constantly had hotel rooms comped, meals for free at restaurants, thus and so.

because he was surrounded by people who knew he had saved their children from having to ever consider the fear of an iron lung, and were overwhelmingly grateful for it.

he was always modest and demure when recognized thusly. but i think that when people start saying "well why else would someone make a vaccine, if not to get paid for it and hold the patent", i think it is good to remember these stories. the world did not punish jonas salk for not patenting the polio vaccine. the world loved him for it. maybe not in the structures that billionaires are most used to. but they did love him for it, in small ways, in humble ways, on the individual level.

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