"Here are some photos from yesterday’s demonstration at the European Patent Office. Press coverage will come soon. "Staff at the European Patent Office went on strike accusing the organization of corruption: specifically, stretching the standards for patents in order to make more money. […] One of the ways that the EPO has done this is by issuing software patents in defiance of the treaty that set it up." — Richard Stallman "[The EPO] can’t distinguish between hardware and software so the patents get issued anyway." — Marshall Phelps, Microsoft"