How you can help us end the software patent nightmare Non avete ancora firmato contro i brevetti software? Meglio approfondire e informarsi per bene. Noi europei non abbiamo nulla da guadagnare dai brevetti software.
Run, don’t walk, to ffii.org and support their work. They recently stalled
the EU Commission’s attempt to reverse the written law for Europe (which
says software “as such” cannot be patented) — don’t you know those lawyers
have been using those two words “as such” to reverse the meaning entirely.
At the behest of the pro-software patent establishment, the European Patent
Office has been granting software patents in direct contravention of the
law, based on the rationale that since software is “just another field of
technology,” like hardware (think FPGAs), it should be patentable.