[linux-elitists] Non aux brevets logiciels!

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Fri Mar 23 12:49:29 PST 2001

Put this in your _pipe_ and _fumez_ it, patent-mongers!

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From: Bernard Lang <Bernard.Lang@inria.fr>
Subject: [Patents] French State secretary for Industry against SoftPat
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" The Administration faster on-line thanks to free software "

Christian Pierret,  State secretary for Industry.

" I already supported personally open-source software, notably at the
university of Metz. I am glad to see French publishers of free
software like MandrakeSoft be successful in the United States. I
support Linux and free software, because they allow faster and more
robust development to put the Administration on-line.  While
commercial software raise the issue of computer security, since one
does not know what is inside.  This is why I am against software
patenting in Europe.  It would kill innovation and reinforce
litigation terrorism, because commercial software multinational
corporations would multiply legal actions against start-ups. "

Translated by B. Lang from:

01 Informatique, N? 1626, 23 mars 2001, page 51

? L'Administration plus vite en ligne gr?ce au logiciel libre ?

Christian Pierret,  secr?taire d'Etat ? l'Industrie.

? J'ai d?j? apport? mon soutien personnel au logiciel libre,
notamment ? l'universit? de Metz.  Je suis heureux de voir des
?diteurs fran?ais de logiciels libres come MandrakeSoft s'illustrer
aux Etats-Unis.  Je suis un d?fenseur de Linux et du logiciel libre,
car ils permettent un d?veloppement plus rapide et plus robuste pour
la mise en ligne de l'Administration.  Tandis que les logiciels
commerciaux posent la question de la s?curit? informatique, puisque
l'on ne sait pas ce qu'ils renferment.  C'est pourquoi je suis contre
la brevetabilit? des logiciels en Europe.  Elle tuerait l'innovation
et renforcerait le terrorisme juridique, car les multinationales du
logiciel commercial multiplieraient les proc?s envers les jeunes
pousses. ?

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