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In order to find out what your members of European Parliament are doing, you need some special software. Europe by Satellite (EBS) is only for those people who have the right software.
by: zoobabzoobab
23 May 2008 17:16
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The big industry, gathered inside a club named Trans Antlantic Business Dialogue, is lobbying the European Commission (McCreevy and Verheugen) and the American Department of Commerce (Carlos M. Gutierrez) to sign a bilateral treaty on harmonisation of patent law between the developed countries, in order to cast in an international agreement the legalisation of software patents.
by: zoobabzoobab
26 Apr 2008 09:48
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11 leaders from the open source and vendor communities discuss the current open source climate and outline the challenges and opportunities ahead
by: ggiedkeggiedke
25 Mar 2008 15:54
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Some of the fundamental basics any software engineer should know when thinking about how damaging the patent system is to his/her job.
by: Anonymous
30 Nov 2007 09:37
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Summary of recent discussions in the EU concerning the centralized patent jurisdiction.
by: ggiedkeggiedke
24 Nov 2007 15:59
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One-Click patentable after (not even cosmetic) modifications?
by: ggiedkeggiedke
22 Nov 2007 20:12
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Viral marketing or outsourcing? Adobe invents new terminology.
by: podmoklepodmokle
20 Nov 2007 16:36
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The Free Software Foundation is warning on its frontpage that the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement is requiring a mandate for software patents. Does someone has a copy of the text?
by: Anonymous
19 Nov 2007 09:19
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A job offer by the EPO recruiting software patent examiners appeared recently on Monster.be. But the EPO don't grant software patents.
by: Anonymous
14 Nov 2007 10:08
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One of the main reasons for Microsoft's monopoly are coercive contracts with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). OEMs get much lower prices on Windows, but are required to play by Microsoft's rules. One of these rules: Don't install any OS besides Windows on your machines.
by: davidbldavidbl
30 Oct 2007 08:39
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Dissapointingly, Microsoftś Ballmer have kind of reached an agreement directly with Neelie Kroes. Here's groklaw's.net's PJ's take on the agreement:
by: davidbldavidbl
22 Oct 2007 21:36
2 by pieterhpieterh
23 Oct 2007 09:28 Jump!
The invitation to the oral proceedings to the opposition by FFII to the Amazon 1-click patent contains the names of the technical judges and examiners: the chairman is Jorg Machek, the first examiner is Daniel Closa, the second examiner is Beatty J and legally qualified member is Robert Cramer. After googling for Jorg Machek, it is clear that is an hardcore pro-software patent 'judge'.
by: zoobabzoobab
19 Oct 2007 14:04
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The EPO has fixed the date of the 7 december for the oral opposition to Amazon's european software patent EP927945 "Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network" by Amazon. This broad software patent is listed n°10 on the FFII's webshop poster and impacts any webshop running on the internet.
by: zoobabzoobab
17 Oct 2007 12:42
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Environment friendlier packaging and shipping products are good for business. They are more cost efficient, reduce waste, reduce supply needs and reduce supply costs. Business that choose to adopt environment friendlier packaging also benefit from improving their public image and brand as one that care about the environment and people.
by: Anonymous
16 Oct 2007 14:12
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Just like Steve Ballmer predicted three days ago, Acacia, one of the most famous troll, is suing RedHat and Novell for patent infringement. Did you remember the SCO case? The Management Team of Acacia is nothing else than Brad Brunell, Former Microsoft General Manager.
by: Anonymous
12 Oct 2007 10:41
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The European Commission is optimizing its website for Internet Explorer, the dominant browser offered bundled with the Microsoft operating system Windows. What about Firefox, and other browsers? What about web standards? What about FreeBSD and others?
by: zoobabzoobab
13 Jul 2007 19:43
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While stunned lawmakers and political pundits try to decipher how online organization such as ALIPAC, bloggers, and talk radio shows stopped Amnesty bill S. 1348 on the first run, those organizations are now launching new tactics to defeat the renewed push for passage of the Amnesty bill. "It is time for us to reach out to the public in new ways," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "By weeks end, we will have contacted over 1 million households in key states via automated calls. The vast majority of America's legal citizens oppose this bill and we need them to shout loud enough for these Senators to hear them. It is time for more Americans to take action!"
by: Anonymous
19 Jun 2007 17:24
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Whenever you read about TRIPs obligations consider them lobby fraud. Sure, Hugo Lueders was very busy to spread the allegation that TRIPs 27 mandated software patents in Europe and so do Novartis lobbyists talk about the TRIPs obligations of India. Peter Mandelson does not want to comment on that.
by: podmoklepodmokle
21 Apr 2007 23:07
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Patent Trolls are companies that usually do not produce any product, except patents. They enforce patents for money, and they are ready for out of court settlement. But a new race of patent trolls are not really interested by money, they just want to kill you.
by: zoobabzoobab
03 Feb 2007 11:48
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by: Anonymous
24 Jan 2007 05:35
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