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pelaillo
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And by absolute majority: 648 to 14

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=581&e=3&u=/nm/20050706/tc_nm/tech_eu_patenting_dc


All good news to us and to our future as Fasm coders Wink
Post 06 Jul 2005, 13:26
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Tomasz Grysztar
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Really great news. Smile
Post 06 Jul 2005, 13:53
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Agree. It's good news! Smile

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Post 06 Jul 2005, 14:16
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rea



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This mean that the e patents have terminated??? (Im an ignorant in this case), what next?
Post 06 Jul 2005, 14:51
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Really great news, and another good news : Olympic Games in London Very Happy

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Post 06 Jul 2005, 17:17
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I don't quite understand what this patent thing is about (I'm in U.S. so it wouldn't affect me anyways). But apparently, as far as I've seen so far, nobody wanted it, so I guess this is good: congratulations!

I'm dissapointed Olympic Games will not be in New York, but I think London is probably a better place anyways, so congrats again.
Post 06 Jul 2005, 23:08
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I don't quite understand what this patent thing is about (I'm in U.S. so it wouldn't affect me anyways)
Hmmm..... AFAIK, USA already agreed to patents. They are/will be in your country

Btw. these patents forbid shareware programmers for normal coding. For example someone has an idea of something, he payed a lot of money and patented it. From now on, no one (!!!) can use such a thing in his/her program unless he/she pays money for the one who invented it. I can also add that Microsoft for example patented such things as: doubleclick, window, etc. It's so stupid, it'll stop any development and growth in programming
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nice piece of good news Smile
Post 07 Jul 2005, 01:16
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Idiotic... well I am not a shareware programmer, but even if I were I would do use these things just to spite M$. Why would a big corporation like M$ bother to fight a single shareware programmer? I bet they couldn't win anyways, because I don't think anyone would agree with them. Well congrats, Europe!
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I just so glad the bill got rejected, because many programmers are depended on using "simple" software pieces. This would propably even have affected my future work.

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Post 08 Jul 2005, 08:27
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I believe it.
Post 09 Jul 2005, 00:44
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I only have a extra question, I live in México, then here If Im not wrong we don't have software patents, but we have copyright.

Anyway, if I do interesting program or a nice feature, here I not need to patent it, but I need to protect it from north america???... if for example a corporation there say, that is nice thing, patent it in our country??? or what???, that wouyld be valid???

Or other way, if I enter to that market with a nice piece of software, I must patent it?? for dont let others patent it before me?



You see, I'm not proud at this Smile.
Post 09 Jul 2005, 03:58
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Some corporations would patent breathing if you give them half the chance. Though I'm not totally against patents, I believe inventers of unique items should be allowed the protection of limited-term patents so that they may make some money from it. However, patenting such things as words or collections of words, is totally absurd.
Such things come from the natural flow of language, this remains true for computer programming languages. Copywrites are enough to protect the authors of such works.

Here is what I would consider acceptable:

Company "A" invents a new programming language.
Company "A" patents the new programming language. This is very much acceptable. They are protected for 10-20 years, and may licence the use of their new language to whomever wants to use it.

Company "A" then uses the new language to write software. No software may be patented, but it may all be copywrited (as in some guy can't come around disassemble/reassemble as is and call it his own).

Company "B" clones a language with the same syntax/principle as that of Company "A"s. Company "A" is within rights to sue company "B"

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