German government positive about software patents

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Mon Jun 10 16:35:55 UTC 2002

Please coordinate actions with the ffii or eurolinux.
Hartmut Pilch <phm at> usually knows how you can help best in Germany.

The FFII has some mailing lists where you can get 
more information about what is going on regarding software patents
then from heise. (The quality of heise reports is varing a lot.)

English, more toplevel:

Diskussion in German:

Note that the political process about software patents is in full swing
in Germany and Europe. There are always things happening.
Unfortunately it is quite difficult to evalutate what it going 
on and whether this is good or bad.

On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 06:00:49PM +0200, Stefano Maffulli wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-06-10 at 17:25, Jan Wildeboer wrote:
> > Shall I dig out the official statements and post a translation here?
> Yes please, that would help a lot.
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