Software Patent Abolition Campaign will Launch Next Month

“What could make the Free Software Foundation (FSF), proprietary
software companies, and at least one venture capitalist into
allies? The End Software Patents (ESP) coalition, a new
organization poised to swing into action next month under the
leadership of Ben Klemens.

“The campaign currently has seed funding of a quarter million
dollars from sources those associated with the group won’t
disclose, and hopes to augment that with donations from individuals
and companies for a struggle that, to judge by the usual amount of
time it takes to push major changes through the US Supreme Court,
could take five years or more to complete…”