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End Software Patents Project Comes Out Swinging

Mar 03, 2008, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Four months after being announced, the End Software Patents project (ESP) is launching a new Web site with arguments for economists, computer scientists, lawyers, and lay people about why they should support the project. Prominent on the site is the publication of a report on the state of patents in the United States during 2006-07, and a scholarship contest that will award $10,000 for 'for the best paper on the effects of the patentability of software and business methods under US law.'

"The project is being launched with initial funding of a quarter million dollars, supplied primarily by the Free Software Foundation (FSF)..."

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