Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Softwarepatents - Dreamers vs. the Businesses?
So, I received a new message from NoSoftwarePatents.com again with the latest news about the infected situation.

This time it's the concern that EU doesn't have the understanding that this is a commercial issue, not only for the 'little dreamers' or the open source community only!

:: Quote from the message
"...On the one hand, we have some good points to make against software patents, and decisions by various parliaments are quite helpful. On the other hand, we can't win unless our concern over software patents is fully understood to be a commercial issue as opposed to "the dreamers vs. the businesses". Many members of the European Parliament consider themselves pro-business, and some of them unfortunately are under the false impression that it's exclusively (or almost exclusively) the open-source community that is critical of software patents.

We know that countless businesses are worried about software patents but we have to prove it to the European Parliament. Generally speaking, unless business put their money where their mouth is, they will be much less likely to win..."

Read this press release
from two sponsors of NoSoftwarePatents.com which is basically a call for action.

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