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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RE: New Zealand, Here I Come
by StaubSaugerNZ on Fri 10th May 2013 08:28 UTC in reply to "New Zealand, Here I Come"
StaubSaugerNZ
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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"
zima Member since:
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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