Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 19:02 UTC
Legal So, the White House has this site where American citizens can set up petitions, and once they've gained enough support in the form of signatures, the White House will respond. One of the very first petitions added to the site called for the abolition of software patents - both issued and for the future. The petition gained enough support, so the White House has responded. Hit read more for a summary of the respons.
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RE: I think it's great ....
by evangs on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 19:00 UTC in reply to "I think it's great ...."
evangs
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... that you're expressing your right of free speech. But the White House doesn't regulate the patent system. It's Congress. Obama doesn't have a lot of pull with Congress these days.


So why didn't he do something during the first 2 years of his presidency when there was a Democrat majority in Congress and in the Senate?

Other than that, I agree with everything you've said about software patents.

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