[Mono-devel-list] software patents

Paolo Molaro lupus at ximian.com
Thu Aug 28 09:56:37 EDT 2003

On 08/27/03 Jay Bennie wrote:
> Is the go-mono.com site ok or has it been compromised by freedom
> fighters or is their actually a problem?assuming now novell are involved
> MS are trying to stop the project?

All free software developers are freedom fighters:-)
Software patents are a danger for free software as well as for
proprietary software, we're trying to make people aware of the issue
and help the legislators make the right decisions: don't adopt software
patents in Europe (this may also help the people that are pushing
for a reform of the US patent system as well).

> Law is based on popular consensis - most of the time. 

This is not the case with the proposed software patent system in Europe:
both free software developers and many proprietary sw companies are
opposed to the introduction of sw patents. Please, take the time to
read http://swpat.ffii.org/ for more details.


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