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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Can more be done on the swpat e-petition?

From: Chris Lale
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Can more be done on the swpat e-petition?
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:29:11 +0000
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Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
The petition against software patents has only 1,817 signatories and is
ranked number 45 of all the petitions:


The government has now responded to the petition which ended up with 2215 signatories. It cites recent case law:

"Under this test, the true nature of the advance being claimed in a patent application must be determined, and if this advance lies solely in the field of software, or another non-technical field such as methods of doing business, the patent will not be granted."


Perhaps the response might form the basis of a new, better thought-out petition? Is there a way of involving all the LUGs?


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