Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Open Source superstars against software patents

The Nosoftwarepatents.com website has posted a statement by European OSS superstars Linus Torvalds (Linux), Michael Widenius (MySQL) and Rasmus Lerdorf (PHP) against software patents. The statement pleas to the European Council to consider the damage caused by software patents. They call the proposed directive "deceptive, dangerous, and democratically illegitimate".

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