Linux Party [warning political]

Maurice McCarthy Maurice.McCarthy at
Fri Mar 18 18:35:26 UTC 2005

Please, do what you like with it. All ideas are universal property in my

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Simon Morris [mailto:mozrat at]
>Sent: 18 March 2005 01:23
>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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