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From: Reinoud van Leeuwen <reinoud(dot)v(at)n(dot)leeuwen(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: US Patents vs Non-US software ...
Date: 2005-01-18 22:05:57
Message-ID: 20050118220557.GC4705@spoetnik.xs4all.nl (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:38:45AM -0800, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 09:22:58 +0200
> >Many countries do not grant software patents so it is not 
> >likely
> >that IBM applied through PCT since a refusal in one 
> >country may
> >cause to patent to be refused in all countries.
> 
> 
> Contrary to popular misconception, virtually all countries 
> grant software patents.  The problem is that people have 

Thanks to the new European Union member Poland, the Dutch plan to put the 
software patents on the agenda 3 days before Christmas was revoked. So no 
software patents in Europe for now. (and the opposition against it seems 
to grow!)

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