[Fsfe-ie] Groklaw on patents in Europe.
ian at locut.us
Mon Aug 23 11:30:15 CEST 2004
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On 23 Aug 2004, at 11:16, Éibhear wrote:
> I haven't finished reading this yet. However, here is an article from
> Groklaw analysing a pro-swpat position. It looks interesting.
Ouch, in the article the author commits what I believe to be one of the
cardinal sins of the FOSS side of this fight, here is the comment I
Why not have patent laws exempt FOSS?
This is a terrible idea, and dangerously divisive. Patents are a threat
to all software developers, both FOSS and proprietary. This suggestion
drives a wedge between the two, and basically amounts to FOSS
developers throwing non-FOSS developers to the wolves.
Software patents are a threat to all software developers, and all
software developers must remain united against them if they are to be
United we stand, divided we fall - and your suggestion can only divide
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