[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] SWPAT: no spwats 4 Xmas -- big surprise in Brussels!
conz at cyber.com.au
Wed Dec 22 09:30:01 UTC 2004
On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 11:29:54AM +1100, Brendon Chase wrote:
> > BIG SURPRISE IN BRUSSELS:
> > EU COUNCIL TAKES SOFTWARE PATENT DIRECTIVE OFF ITS AGENDA
> > DURING TODAY'S MEETING, ACCOMODATING A REQUEST BY POLAND
> > Undersecretary Wlodzimierz Marcinski asks for additional time to prepare a
> > "constructive declaration" -- Software patent debate is wide open--
> > patent critics: "The Polish government deserves greatest admiration for
> > courage!"
> Must have been the power of the t-shirt:
I like this...
"I find it hypocritical that a lot of the noise around patents is made
by companies that want to compete based on copyright against companies
that hold a lot of patents. They somehow want to distinguish between the
value of copyright and the value of patents. And I don't think you can
have your IP cake and eat it too," says Schwartz.
Can anyone translate for me what The Schwartz is trying to say?
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