[Linux-aus] Software patents: Munich has put Linux project on hold!

Anthony Towns aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Thu Aug 5 00:39:01 UTC 2004

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 07:52:41AM +1000, Arjen Lentz wrote:
>  - software patents come into force in AU through the FTA, and

Uh, .au already has software patents.

] Australia's position sits somewhere in between the two
] extremes. Australia's patent registry does not have a record of
] granting so many dubious patent rights as its American counterpart,
] and no high-profile software patents that have been granted have been
] successfully challenged.

 -- _The Real Deal on Software Patents_, Jeremy Malcolm

The indication from the parliamentary ctte inquiries is that this position
isn't going to change.


Anthony Towns <aj at humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
Don't assume I speak for anyone but myself. GPG signed mail preferred.

``Like the ski resort of girls looking for husbands and husbands looking
  for girls, the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem.''
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