[rock-devel] FYI about patents
togg at togg.de
Fri Apr 1 08:31:57 CEST 2005
> I just got word from the EU Patent Office that my patent requested in 2002:
> "System and method to create software bundles for specific and generic use
> in microprocessor systems"
> was just granted. Banzai to the EU Patent and Trading Office!
Omg how stupid are they? What do you think would be matching this
patent? BSD's ports or Gentoo's ebuild system or the uclibc buildroot?
How can they affirm patents which are no intellectual property but in
fact standard behaviour or common knowledge?
But nevertheless, I dont think that if it comes to civil law processes
this patent or similar ones will stay for a long time. I think such
patents are good for image of a company, but not for gaining millions
of or $ through collecting fees.
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