Europa: Dr. Glyn Moody (citizen)
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Date: 19 Dec 2008 14:52
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Leaving aside the fact that software patents "as such" are not, in any case, admissible in Europe, this is a fundamental issue. Standards that depend on patents are not compatible with open source unless royalty-free licences are granted irrevocably. I therefore urge the European Commission not to compromise on this point, since doing so would vitiate the creation of a playing-field that is level for all ­ and not just those with deep pockets - and nullify the entire point of the interoperability framework. There is no halfway house here.
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