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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] software patents in Europa: this is discussed
Re: [libreplanet-discuss] software patents in Europa: this is discussed tomorrow
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:33:09 +0200
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Le 10/10/2012 21:34, Thomas Harding a écrit :
This office tends to accept, contrary to a 2005 European Law, software
Ce bureau d'enregistrement accepte, contrairement à la loi européenne
votée en 2005, des
« brevets logiciels ».
A particularly important point is amendment in article 3 quater, point 2 :
Article 3 quater (#4) state on "inventions run by computers"
while point 1) disallow any software patent /running on a computer as a
point 2) says that a patent must involves "une action sur les forces de
la nature" (~mechanical
So, conveniently read, a patent would cover *a part implemented as
software* as revendication
in a mechanical process would be "in law".
In such way, running a peculiar patented hardware process through an
alternate software would
be not possible without purchasing such patent licence.
This will impair Free Software, as freedom generally speaking, by
allowing discretionary patent
licenses sales: If something goes wrong or if anything is made wrong
disclosure, ...) there is no solution to fix it without patent infringement.