Update of Software Patents Agenda

loic at gnu.org loic at gnu.org
Tue May 15 00:31:52 UTC 2001


	I spent a few hours reconstructing the history of the revision
of EPC (European Patent Convention) that started in 1997 and had the
goal of allowing software patents. The result is at


	and I cut/pasted it in 


	In addition I wrote a terse summary of the software patent situation
at http://www.fsfeurope.org/swpat/swpat.en.html.

	Hartmut, would you like me to put that summary somewhere on 
petition.eurolinux.org ? 


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