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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New Zealand, Here I Come
by Pro-Competition on Thu 9th May 2013 17:01 UTC
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2007-08-20

Anyone know what New Zealand's immigration policies are like? ;^)

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RE: New Zealand, Here I Come
by MOS6510 on Thu 9th May 2013 17:37 in reply to "New Zealand, Here I Come"
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2011-05-12

They allowed hobbits, orcs and elves to enter and settle.

Edited 2013-05-09 17:40 UTC

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RE[2]: New Zealand, Here I Come
by gan17 on Thu 9th May 2013 22:58 in reply to "RE: New Zealand, Here I Come"
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2008-06-03

Ariel Atoms and other kit cars are said to be road legal in NZ, and unlike England (country that makes said kit cars), they have good roads and great weather.

We should all move there!!

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RE[2]: New Zealand, Here I Come
by shmerl on Thu 9th May 2013 23:58 in reply to "RE: New Zealand, Here I Come"
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2010-06-08

Competition with Iceland?

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RE: New Zealand, Here I Come
by acobar on Thu 9th May 2013 20:10 in reply to "New Zealand, Here I Come"
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2005-11-15

I know nothing about their immigration policies but one thing I know for sure is: they have the most amazing landscapes of all world packed on a surface you are able to travel without expending a year (and a lot of money) to visit. You can actually visit very different environments on a weekend! I am fascinated by their geography and geology.

Know nothing about the citizens though and would miss my friends and members of family, as also my favorite sport (football, the real one, initial, true UK sense).

Edited 2013-05-09 20:14 UTC

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Know nothing about the citizens though and would miss my friends and members of family, as also my favorite sport (football, the real one, initial, true UK sense).


They have the Maori. What more do you need? And rugby is so much more violent and enjoyable to watch than soccer. ;)

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RE: New Zealand, Here I Come
by StaubSaugerNZ on Fri 10th May 2013 08:28 in reply to "New Zealand, Here I Come"
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2007-07-13

Pretty tough. Keeps most of the riff-raff out, but we (NZ) now have a steady stream of Somalians that the UN forces us to take. They treat women pretty badly (due to their Islamic upbringing, where it's a hypermacho culture).

Aside from them it's all parties and hangovers. If you have skills or money then immigration like you. In fact, a british guy who cut my hair today was allowed to stay in NZ - so the skills that are required to immigrate are kind of random (and published on our Ministry of Immigration website).

Everyone is welcome to visit, of course. We like Americans, Europeans, Russians, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Africans, Israelis - everyone. Trolls are not so popular.

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RE[2]: New Zealand, Here I Come
by zima on Sat 11th May 2013 16:25 in reply to "RE: New Zealand, Here I Come"
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2005-07-06

In fact, a british guy who cut my hair today was allowed to stay in NZ - so the skills that are required to immigrate are kind of random

I would guess he had it easier due to being from another Commonwealth country?

PS. Plus a traditional ~invading country ;)

Edited 2013-05-11 16:26 UTC

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