Archive for March, 2010

New Zealand govt against software patents!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

This is great result for our work from last year:


Full ACTA draft leaked – text version

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The full draft has now been leaked. For easier linking, searching, reading, and quoting I’m making a text version:


Transcript: Andrew Tridgell on Patent Defence

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The following is a transcript of a talk given in New Zealand, 2010. Andrew Tridgell discusses why reading patents is usually a good idea, how to read a patent, and how to work through it with a lawyer to build a solid defence. For the free software community, Tridgell also suggests how cooperation could help scare off patent holders.


Interview: Brad Feld

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Venture capitalist Brad Feld has long been an outspoken critic of software patents. He was kind enough to answer some questions for End Software Patents.


EU, USA, Japan pushing for patents in ACTA!

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The latest leaked ACTA document shows that the EU, USA, and Japan are pushing to extend the this draconian treaty to cover patents! This eye-popping proposal would give patent holders the power to send a cease-and-desist letters to software developers, with threats such as paying the “lost profits” of the patent holder and having the developer’s computer broken and sending the developer the bill for the destruction!