linux.debian.user

Re: How free is Debian


On 09/08/2019 12:05, John Hasler wrote:
> There is a lot wrong with the patent system. Twenty years is too long.
> Fees are too high. Processing is too slow. The language used in the
> disclosures is arcane (the disclosure is supposed to teach the invention
> to someone "skilled in the art", but the art one must be skilled in is
> patent law). Software patents not only exist, but are described in
> *incredibly* arcane language rather than in source code. Pharmaceutical
> patent law is even more bizarre than software patent law (mostly due to
> the efforts of Congress to "fix" it).
New Zealand banned pure software patents in 2013:
How New Zealand banned software patents without violating international law
https://qz.com/119419/how-new-zealand-banned-software-patents-without-violating-international-law/
Kind regards,
--
Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben_at_transient.nz>
Director
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>
New Zealand




Written by Ben Caradoc-Davies 09/08/2019 03:20:01
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25/08/2019 13:38:55