LinuxPR: EuroLinux Warns: Software Patents Still on European Commission Agenda
Jul 07, 2000, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Eurolinux Alliance of European commercial software
publishers and non-profit associations warns : Software Patents are
still on the European Commission Agenda. The General Directorate
for Internal Market at the European Commission has not changed its
ideologic position in favour of software patents."
"The Eurolinux Alliance has called for more than a year for
a scientific review of the general economic and social impact of
software patents. The General Directorate for Internal Market
at the European Commission, under the direction of John Mogg, seems
to have chosen to answer to this fair request through a
disinformation campaign. Information bits currently leaked to the
press suggest that the European Commission has adopted a directive
on community patents and that it has abandoned its plans on
Software Patents. However, much of this information should be
considered with extreme care."
"In order to clarify the debate, EuroLinux requests the General
Directorate for Internal Market to provide a public answer to the
following 3 questions..."