SiliconValley.com has the interview with the two BountyQuest activists debating patent law, among other things. From Tim O'Reilly: "I do believe that it's important to reward strokes of insight that really change
the playing field, as well as to protect expensive, long term R&D in order to
incentivize companies to make big, speculative investments. But I have
mixed feelings about a wide range of situations in between. It's very hard to
say that a patent -- which after all is a government backed monopoly -- is
really justified in many cases."
April 12, 2001