Linked by Christian Schaller on Tue 19th Apr 2005 18:26 UTC
Legal We today face the risk of software patents being approved in the EU because not enough parliamentary members will be showing up to vote. Due to this it is important for those of us who oppose software patents to make sure EU parliament members see the damage software patents cause, so they realize it is important to be there to vote providing the needed absolute majority. But sending out a clear message is also important for the process of patent reform in the US and other places who have fallen into the trap of introducing them.
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@Miles Stevenson
by The Badger on Wed 20th Apr 2005 11:33 UTC

Enough with your retro-style presidential addresses! I note that whilst those against software patents can come up with concrete arguments against them, the pro-patent lobby can only provide vague and verbose statements loaded with economic buzzword phrases like "the right to innovate" and "rewarding inventors". Or in your case, Stevenson, a combination of faux-libertarian and "this great nation" hyperbole... from the nation that produced Enron.