[Fsfe-ie] story running on the register

Malcolm Tyrrell malcohol at eircom.net
Fri Nov 28 22:53:59 CET 2003

> I wasn't aware of the $15B R&D threat, clearly a bluff.  If they were 
> happy to spend $15B without software patents before, why not now?

Absolutely. As I see it, large corporations are likely to want to obtain
patents in every available market. This applies whether they are based
in Europe or not. It also applies whether Europe allows software patents
or not.


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