[Fsfe-ie] EFF Project

Seth Johnson seth.johnson at realmeasures.dyndns.org
Thu Jun 17 00:03:27 CEST 2004

The EFF need education.  Last I heard from Brad Templeton, he believes some
software should be patentable, and he gave an analysis along the lines of
"the problem is too much patenting of problems, rather than patenting of
novel solutions."


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!"
> 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
> http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/
> Free Software in Ireland: http://ifso.ie
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