Tuesday, November 23, 2004

No Software Patents!

No Software Patents!: "The draft directive in question is deceptive because it leads laymen,
and even those legal professionals who are not familiar with the
intricacies of patent law, to falsely believe that it would exclude
software from patentability. However, it is actually a compilation of
the entirety of the excuses with which the patent system has, for many
years, been circumventing article 52 of the European Patent Convention
in order to grant patents on software ideas."

Appeal to the EU Council

Linus Torvalds, Michael Widenius and Rasmus Lerdorf

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...