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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] BCS event: Talk on software patents

From: Robert Burrell Donkin
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] BCS event: Talk on software patents
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 11:02:33 +0000

2012/1/6 Michael Dorrington <address@hidden>:
> The BCS, jointly with some companies, are holding an event/talk about
> software patents on "Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 , 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM" at
> "Marks & Clerk LLP, 1 New York Street, M1 4HD". Software patents are
> very bad for free software (and software in general), for more
> information see:
> * http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/fighting-software-patents.html
> * http://patentabsurdity.com/
>  MFS had a screening of Patent Absurdity in May 2010.
>  http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2010-05-18
> I am going to attend so as learn more about what is happening in the
> software patent "business" and to put the case for why software patents
> are bad. I would like other free software activists to attend so they
> can do the same.

This is particularly timely since the courts in the UK are starting
now to interpret "software is not patentable" in interesting ways...


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