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[Xen-devel] European Software Patents

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Subject: [Xen-devel] European Software Patents
From: Jurgen Stroo <blurg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 23:22:40 +0200 (CEST)
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A misuse of this list, but important for all of us!

The Software Patents Directive, as approved by the European Council of
Ministers, would codify US-style Software Patents in the European Union.

If that happens, software developers will no longer own what they write
and can be sued for selling or distributing their own software.

If you don't inform your parliament, mega-corporations are doing the job
for you: "The European Parliament is filled with lobbyists of Microsoft,
Eicta, CompTIA and so on. There are 30 to 40 lobbyists permanently roaming
the halls." (in Eweek, 21 June


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