"economic" mojority

John Peter Tapsell tapselj0 at cs.man.ac.uk
Wed Aug 8 16:37:00 UTC 2001

On Wed, 08 Aug 2001, Simo Sorce wrote:
> Max Moritz Sievers wrote:
> > 
> > http://europa.eu.int/comm/internal_market/en/indprop/softpatanalyse.htm
> so they ask for comment and then unsatisfied by the results (largely against software
> patentability) they group most of the comments against patents under the
> name Open Source lobbyst and claim they does not count so much!
> I'm disgusted.

Okay I read the first 8 pages, and overall I liked it.
I thought the wording in places was a dodgy, but otherwise it was a good
attempt at summing up everyones views.

They have obviously tried to keep it impartial, and aren't 'unsatisfied by the
results' - just trying in their own eyes to make it fair.
If you disagree, fair enough - and like it says, the eventual weighting will be
done by politcs.

If it was the other way round, and 90% companies for patents, you'd be saying
how you think the 10%-against should be weighted more etc..

weighting is always necessary, even if it sounds horrible.

Well.. yes anyway.


> > 
> > What can we still do against software patents if the EU is
> > not democratic?
> from the paper:
> "Major players should resist the temptation to aggressively exploit opportunistic patents such as those covering hyperlinks"...
> </no comments>
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> Simo Sorce
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