[Fsfe-ie] EFF Project

Alexandre Dulaunoy alexandre.dulaunoy at ael.be
Tue Jun 15 16:41:57 CEST 2004

On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:

> 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
> works!"

yes, that's true  and the EFF project could be used  as an argument to
validate the patent system. A  free software developer can't work with
"software"[1] patent and its related system...


Maybe we should ask the EFF to make the point on the web page.

[1] computer programs.
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