[linux-elitists] nouvelles de Bruxelles

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Fri Oct 20 18:50:28 PDT 2000

Keep the pressure on, European freedom-lovers! The bureaucrats just
might be listening -- their latest report says that the patent 
mongers are full of _Scheisse_.  Vive le logiciel libre!

"In the light of recent developments in the United States the
Commission launched an independent study on the economic impact of the
patentability of computer programs. This study is also available on
the Europa Website (see above) and interested parties are invited to
comment on its findings as part of the consultation. The study appears
to favour a harmonisation and clarification of European patent laws on
the issue based on the status quo in Europe. It considers that any move
to strengthen patent protection in the software industry cannot claim to
rest on solid economic evidence."


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