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Open Source ‘representative’ calls for software patents

A false or misled "open source representative" has signed an industry resolution calling for the EU to allow software patenting, which has been sent to members of the European Parliament. Copies of the resolution are here and here. The European Legal Affairs Committee holds a plenary vote on software patenting this Wednesday, …
Bruce Perens, 07 May 2003
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MS ‘Software Choice’ scheme a clever fraud

Microsoft's new "Software Choice" campaign is all for your right to choose... as long as you choose Microsoft. It's too bad that Intel and the U.S. Government couldn't see through the rhetoric. Microsoft is worried about Peruvian Congressman Edgar Villanueva's proposal for his nation's government agencies to standardize on Free …
Bruce Perens, 09 Aug 2002