Linux Party [warning political]

Simon Morris mozrat at
Fri Mar 18 13:22:33 UTC 2005

On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 12:44:57 -0000, Maurice McCarthy
<Maurice.McCarthy at> wrote:
> Software is an art-form and therefore it could be against the
> European and United Nations Charters of Human Rights to patent software.
> This is on the grounds of an infringement of the right of free expression.
> These Charters exceed the authority of TRIPS and so the case may be arguable
> all the way to the European Court of Justice. This justifies my media
> strategy of addressing cultural institutions to lobby their support in the
> struggle against the swpat directive.

[snip excellent prose on Open Source]

Thats a great piece there.

Is it Creative Commons? Can I blog it?


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