[Linux-aus] Re: EU Patent restart request ratified

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Sat Feb 19 19:32:01 UTC 2005

On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 10:22:37AM +1000, Arjen Lentz wrote:
> Hugo Lueders, the director of public policy at pro-patent organisation
> CompTIA, is also unsure what will happen next. He contends that software
> patents are needed to ensure that the EU can keep to the goals set by
> the "Lisbon Agenda" --- that the EU will become the most competitive and
> dynamic knowledge-driven economy by 2010.

Then it would be reasonable to limit the ability of organisations to lock
ideas inside a monopoly so that nobody else can make use of them...

- Matt
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