Posts Tagged ‘patent’

A new Debian Patent Policy FAQ prepared by the SFLC:

At present, no world-wide patents exist. Outside the European Union, where applications may be consolidated, patents generally must be applied for in each country in which patent protection is sought.

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Chapeau, Bruce Perens

The patent situations moves quickly again and you don’t have the time to analyse and comment on all issues. Bruce Perens helps out with a great article about the FAT situation. I could not agree more. I wonder how long it will take to mainstream that view in the States. There is another rather personal point to add about the FAT patent (that was invalidated in Germany for good reasons): These persons ought to be ashamed!

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