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News Item Bilski ruling: a victory on the path to ending software patents
by Matt Lee published Nov 10, 2008 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:53 PM
As opinions form about the extent to which the Court ruling impacts the patenting of software, one thing is clear. The State Street ruling that in 1998 opened the flood gates to the patenting of business methods and software has been gutted, if not technically overturned.
Located in FSF News
Boycott Trend Micro
by josh published Feb 11, 2008 last modified May 17, 2010 04:45 PM
Located in Blogs / Community
Boycott warning to companies considering joining MPEG LA's patent pool
by Matt Lee published Feb 18, 2011 last modified Feb 28, 2011 11:58 AM
MPEG LA is asking companies to prepare to attack the freely licensed WebM format and its underlying VP8 video codec from Google.
Located in Campaigns / Boycott warning to companies considering joining MPEG LA's patent pool
News Item Brazil to host the 2nd International Conference on GPLv3
by Matt Lee published Feb 20, 2006 last modified Feb 20, 2006 09:59 PM
Porto Alegre, Brazil - April 21st & 22nd.
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Blog Entry HTML Brussels, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Gigón (2006-02-24 to 2006-03-04)
by Richard Stallman published Mar 04, 2006 last modified Jul 13, 2010 10:52 AM
Richard Stallman speaks at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium for the annual FOSDEM event. While in Europe, he travels to the IADIS conference in Spain and visits the Escuela Politecnica Superior de Ingeneiria de Gijon, Universidad de Oviedo as well.
Located in Blogs / RMS
Blog Entry text/texmacs Call on the new French president to "Stop software patents"
by Matt Lee published May 23, 2012 last modified May 23, 2012 05:50 PM
The next Competitiveness Council will be held on May 30th and 31st, 2012. François Hollande's government will be attending it for the first time. April, the French free software group, calls upon the president to take this opportunity to act against software patents and bring up the flaws of the current unitary patent project.
Located in Blogs / Community
Blog Entry chemical/x-molconn-Z Celebrating the FSF’s 35th anniversary: Stories from the Licensing and Compliance Lab
by Dana Morgenstein published Jan 15, 2021 last modified Feb 08, 2021 02:51 PM
Located in Blogs / Licensing
Change we can believe in: patents, software, hardware, standards and values
by Matt Lee published Feb 27, 2009
by Peter Brown, Executive Director
Located in Bulletins / Bulletins from 2008 / Fall 2008
Event Churchill Club Panel Discussion on Software Patents
by Brett Smith published Jan 31, 2011 last modified Jan 31, 2011 02:50 PM — filed under:
FSF operations mananger John Sullivan and license compliance engineer Brett Smith will be on a Churchill Club panel discussion to argue against software patents.
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Clearing Landmines by Peter Brown
by Matt Lee published Dec 07, 2007 last modified Dec 20, 2007 05:57 PM
For the past twenty-two years the Free Software Foundation has had the mission to promote, preserve, and protect the freedoms to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute modified computer software, and to defend the rights of all free software users.
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