The FSF should not substitute pressure group tactics for reason
Posted Sep 26, 2010 13:37 UTC (Sun) by coriordan
In reply to: The FSF should not substitute pressure group tactics for reason
Parent article: FSF says: USPTO should publish guidelines excluding software patents
Thanks for finding it.
It uses the same words as TRIPS, and that wasn't a problem for the politicians when we were fighting to get software patents out of the EU, so it shouldn't be a problem here. But it does impose certain rules on how we define and discuss things.
The key part is "all fields of technology". We maintain that writing software, like writing a book, is not a field of technology. The FTA doesn't define "technology", so the Australian government still has sovereign power to do that.
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