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November 04, 2005 | co.mments
Seminar in Dublin 10.00-13.00, Friday the 18th of November, 2005
November 4, 2005 04:20 PM
Software patents are far more evil than regular proprietary software.
While propretiary software makes it illegal for me to use specific non-free code
freely, a patent makes it illegal for me to create free software which does the same thing.
I saw that you have a page that discusses patent-related resources at http://www.dehora.net/journal/2005/11/saving_europe_from_software_patents.html. I wanted to suggest adding www.freepatentsonline.com to the page. This web site has free PDF downloading (instead of having to page through TIFFs like at the US PTO). It is by far the best free patent searching site.