German government positive about software patents

Alexandre Dulaunoy alex at
Mon Jun 10 15:13:22 UTC 2002


	Is it an official statement for the German Government ? If I
remember correctly, there was a statement "against software" at German
Goverment (following a recommendation of Max Planck Institute) ? I don't
like that.,,t269-s2099533,00.html

""The German Ministry of Economics and Technology has spoken out against
the broadening of software patent laws within Europe,on the basis that it would
stifle innovation and the open-source movement.

	Maybe a push from the OEB ?


On Mon, 10 Jun 2002, Jan Wildeboer wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have just read the news here:
> (german)
> The german government welcomes the plans of the European Commission to
> introduce software patents.
> Might be of interest.
> Jan Wildeboer
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