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Fri August 08, 2003

Software Patents in Europe

The European Parliament is deciding on Software Patents on the 1st of September. The Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure is running a campaign against software patterns and they seem to have a pretty convincing case. The image that they are drawing of a world with software patents is pretty scary. As a programmer, how are you supposed to know what software patents the code that you are writing may be violating?