[ILUG] EU Rejects Patent Software Law - For Now
paul at clubi.ie
Fri Feb 18 12:12:32 GMT 2005
On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> For example. All in all, I think there are 5 seperate ways in which
> Brians one-line ISNOT operator is entirely broken. It's almost one of
> the best arguments in favour of software patents I've ever seen.
I havn't followed the discussion (I have one of the dumber
participants kill filed), but how does stupidity count as an argument
in favour of software patents? :)
Anyway, software patents can be worked around. Even if we prevent
them in the EU, they have to be worked around for the USA. See, eg,
the CDDL's clauses to create a patent-litigation-free zone around
software it covers.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
Income Tax has made more liars out of the American people than Golf.
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