January 29, 2001

European software patent horror gallery

Author: JT Smith

A free database "of the monopolies on programming problems, which the European Patent Office has granted against the letter and spirit of the existing
laws, and about which it is unsufficiently informing the public, delivering only chunks of graphical data hidden behind input masks. The FFII software
patent workgroup is trying to single out the software patents, make them better accessible and show their effects on software development."
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