[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Patents a step further in the EU

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Wed Mar 9 09:00:02 UTC 2005

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 08:20:36AM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 March 2005 08:01, Anthony Carmody wrote:
> > does anyone have a good link to the suggested consequences of this
> > bill being passed?
> I think "practically all European software work gets outsourced to 
> non-EU, non-US companies within the decade" would summarise it 
> reasonably well.

Outsourcing to locales which don't suffer software idea patents wont help. 

Think about it. 

SAP has its software built in India, then distributes that software
globally. That software infringes on someone's software idea patent,
somewhere. Is SAP protected because it built its software in India?  Not a

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