[Fsfe-ie] Re: Making the case against software patents
j.heald at ucl.ac.uk
Mon May 24 10:00:08 CEST 2004
Ian Clarke wrote:
> In other words, how are we to warn people not to take the statements of
> the pro-patent lobby at face-value without simply denouncing them as
> outright liars (which would allow our opponents to accuse us of making
> an ad hominem argument and inappropriately "aggressive" lobbying tactics).
If you can ask them public questions, perhaps a useful simple question
is to ask naively:
"So, would this Directive allow parts of new versions of Microsoft
Windows to be patented ?"
and if they say no,
"Could you check that, because I understand a number of patents have
been applied for, and are being granted"
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