[Fsfe-ie] EFF Project

Ciaran O'Riordan coriordan at compsoc.com
Tue Jun 15 16:25:10 CEST 2004

Ian Clarke <ian at locut.us> writes:
> Barry Mahon wrote:
> > EFF: The Patent Busting Project (EFF)

> > http://www.qlinks.net/items/qlitem1805

> Good for those already encumbered by software patents, but no
> substitute for not having such patents in the first place.

The other problem, as RMS pointed out at his talk, is that it will be very
expensive for EFF and it might even be used against us as the patent
inflation camp can say "look, the bad ones are being weeded out, the system

EFF are grasping at straws, not because they're an ineffective bunch
(they're not), but because USA dwellers have no better option.  We have a
golden opportunity in the EU.

Ciarán O'Riordan
Free Software in Ireland: http://ifso.ie

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