Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th May 2013 16:26 UTC
Legal New Zealand leads the way. "The government has announced a change to planned new patent rules today which has put an end to fears that computer software might be covered by new patent protection." Also, here's the evidence that nobody (except lawyers, (un)paid company lackies, and corporate managers) wants software patents: "Matthews said a recent poll of more than 1000 Kiwi IT professionals found 94 per cent wanted to see software patents gone." Let that sink in for a while: 94%.
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by sparkyERTW on Thu 9th May 2013 16:47 UTC
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The key there is "IT Professionals". It's not the developers that want this stuff; we want to be free to do whatever we want without having to worry about getting sued or having our work suppressed. It's the executives and legal people who are convinced that without patents they'll hemorrhage money (though in my opinion they're dead wrong).

... which I realize was just in the quoted text. Perhaps I need to quit skimming.

Edited 2013-05-09 16:48 UTC

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