IP-Watch: Farmers, Politicians, Free Software Fans Demonstrate Against Patents
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Date: 18 Apr 2009 23:06
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Yet software patent critics including Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, and several representatives from the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure said that not having a EC Directive did not help them to prevent patenting in the software sector. Contrary to the anti-biopatent community, the anti-software patent community so far has succeeded in squashing all attempts to introduce a software patent directive. Stallman warned against the threat patents pose to free farming and free software engineering, and heavily criticised the EPO for its grant practice. He called it an “evil and malicious organisation” Europeans should try to get rid off and should in the first place try “to stop treating every EU institution as if it was sacred and inscrutable.”
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