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What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!

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Re: What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!

From LinuxToday.com:

http://linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2004122102426NWLL

Quote:

"Poland's opposition to software patents prevented the EU from ratifying the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive on Tuesday.

"An EU Council spokesperson has confirmed that the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive will not be adopted on Tuesday as had been planned, and was unsure when it would be adopted..."

Good news for now...

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Re: What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!

Heh.. some good news indeed.. :-)

Well, software patents wont get through that easily it would seem. It has already had a great opposition both from within EU and it's parlament and from the "outside" world and it might be that the oppsition is gonna get even stronger.

I'll check on Foundation for Free Information Infrastructure website (FFII.org) if they have some new campaigns this site can support.

Thanks
Daniel

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Re: What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!
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marcanth wrote:
but there is still plenty of people which does not care about patents,

...and that's where we at libervis come in...

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Re: What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!

There is an online thank-you letter for Poland ragarding their actions against software patents in EU.

You can sign it here: Thank you, Poland .

This page also contains information on linking to this thank-you letter, so maybe we could add a link here at Libervis.com.

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Re: What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!

submitted to links, added to wiki, signed.

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submitted to links, added to wiki, signed.

Great, thanks PK.

That "thank you poland" "ad" is a bit too long in weight and hurts the layout a bit so i'll maybe cut it's size a bit. It's not that bad though :-)

thanks
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Re: What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!
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Libervisco wrote:
That "thank you poland" "ad" is a bit too long in weight and hurts the layout a bit so i'll maybe cut it's size a bit. It's not that bad though :-)

I thought so too, but decided to stick with the html code provided on that page. A smaller version or only a link is fine by me.

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Re: What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!

Bad news again: India introduces software patents and noone (in India and elsewhere) minds.

Just hoping that it would stop right here with India.

Anyone from India with a better insight?

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Re: What an (un)happy christmas - EU to approve patents!

Well, I guess the will find out early what they enough. There are quite a many foreign IT and software companies in India. Quite a few of them will probably try to take advantage of the newly passed laws and will file patents en masse.

This will probably be quite a setback for the domestic software companies, as especially the smaller startups may not be able to compete against the bigger companies anymore.

I don't think Indian politicians will be to happy when they see that their favourism for foreign companies will be bad for the domestic ones, but that may as well come to pass then.

On the other hand, India is quite a big country, the smaller companies using or developing free software may well get away with continuing what their doing without the big corps even noticing.

Just image a scenario that big U.S. and European corps stop offshoring their IT to India because they feel threatened by the local patent system. I think we should start spreading some F.U.D. ourselves now *ggg*

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