Free Speech / Patents

Public Property

An article on /. this evening got me thinking, again, about open source. Specifically today it was open source in government. The article was about how the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has release their latest version o e-tax, their electronic tax submission program and, surprise, surprise, its Windows only. Whilst it being a Windows program isn’t too frustrating […]

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Patents is a four letter word

I’ve been meaning to post something about the EU software patent decision since it was announced a day or so ago but haven’t go around to it. For anyone who considers themselves a nerd and hasn’t managed to hear about this, the European Union voted down (by a considerable margin) a bill to introduce software patents across Europe. […]

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