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Groklaw: Richard Stallman on Software Idea Patents

Oct 19, 2004, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard M. Stallman)

"The supposition that software idea patents are inevitable is a form of defeatism that is already visibly mistaken. The movement against software idea patents in Europe, led by FFII (fii.org) and supported by organizations as diverse as Deutsche Bank Research and the Confederation of Associations of Small and Medium-size Enterprises, has already persuaded the European Parliament once. The outcome will be so close that it is absurd to think you can predict the winner.

"Yet even now, thousands of people who oppose software idea patents still shy away from imagining we can prevent them..."

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