Should the FSF come out in support of Microsoft?

Alex Hudson home at
Mon Oct 4 08:53:40 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-10-04 at 10:31 +0200, Matthias Kirschner wrote:
> * David Gerard <dgerard at> [2010-10-02 03:22:39 +0100]:
> >
> Any idea what EFF means with "_bad_ patents"? Do they have the position
> that there are also good software patents? Or do they want to express
> that patents are bad? 

I think it would be correct to say their position is that a large number
of granted software patents are of low quality, and that they want to
correct that.

Their philosophical position on the remainder I think is something yet
to be determined; indeed, the extent to which such a remainder even
exists would be arguable given the standard they seek to set in



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