BoycottNovell: The Other Side of Red Hat: Pieter Hintjens on AMQP and Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 19 Mar 2009 08:37
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The background to this is that the pro-patent lobby has been trying to get software patents legalized in Europe for a decade, first by modifying the European Patent Convention, then by the 2005 Software Patent Directive, then by EPLA in 2006, and now through the Community Patent and by unilateral decision in the EPO. Each time it’s the patent industry, EPO, lobbyists and certain software firms (mainly Microsoft) claiming that Europe’s small IT firms will die unless they can patent all their work.
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