A sad day for open source developpers

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Yann64
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A sad day for open source developpers

Post by Yann64 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:19 pm

European Union deputees have voted the law legalizing software patents.
Anybody knows what the consequences are for Open Source in general, Reactos in particular?

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Post by Erlenmayr » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:20 pm

it seems to be really bad, but i don't know what exactly is not allowed to copy any more and what we can do now. but i heard that there are some patents on components of ms windows, too.

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Post by frik85 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:28 pm

Erlenmayr wrote:it seems to be really bad, but i don't know what exactly is not allowed to copy any more and what we can do now. but i heard that there are some patents on components of ms windows, too.
German article:
http://www.heute.de/ZDFheute/inhalt/15/ ... 11,00.html

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Post by Delfi » Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:15 am

thats nothing, they still have a long way to go (EU parliment and the eu councile world)

don't kill me for any possible spelling errors above, i am new in the eu.

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Post by rowa » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:45 am

Delfi wrote:
don't kill me for any possible spelling errors above, i am new in the eu.
Welcome to the EU
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Post by Lolo » Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:18 pm

An English link:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39190497,00.htm

This is not finished yet. The text has to go back to the EP. If there is more than 66% vote against, it should restart.

I hope

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Post by Delfi » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:30 pm

rowa wrote:
Delfi wrote:
don't kill me for any possible spelling errors above, i am new in the eu.
Welcome to the EU


how do i get out? :(

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Post by SomeGuy » Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:22 am

This has been on Slashdot a bunch - it isn't quite law yet but it seems like it would take a small miracle to keep it from becoming law.

It seems like this could really hurt ReactOS, at least in the long run. Aren't most of the ReactOS developers in Europe?

Living in the US where big companies can and do patent anything, I can see that this kills independent innovation.

If anyone wants to help ReactOS and lives in Europe, try to raise awareness of this and write your officials!

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Post by Elledan » Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:51 pm

Delfi wrote:
rowa wrote:
Delfi wrote:
don't kill me for any possible spelling errors above, i am new in the eu.
Welcome to the EU


how do i get out? :(
Move to Norway, Russia, China or any of the other countries of the 'free' ;)

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Post by uniQ » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:37 am

Depends on if you just want "Out", or have ulterior motives.

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whats so bad bout the eu

Post by tommy44306 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:38 am

hey aleast those coutries is the eu are more laxed with everything esle and u have plenty jobs there....u should be living in the usa where good jobs are hard to find because the unions and osha push them out of the country ..and the crime rate in most sities are thru the roof...well in akron ohio the only job u can get is a 7dollar and hour job if your lucky and not health benifits in most jobs ..but thats why the us is so great ... be happy where your at

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Re: whats so bad bout the eu

Post by w3seek » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:31 pm

tommy44306 wrote:u should be living in the usa where good jobs are hard to find because the unions and osha push them out of the country ..and the crime rate in most sities are thru the roof...well in akron ohio the only job u can get is a 7dollar and hour job if your lucky and not health benifits in most jobs ..but thats why the us is so great ... be happy where your at
lol i guess you speak from your own experience. Well....if you don't have any education at all, that doesn't surprise me, except that you'd get jobs here. My experience is that it's pretty hard to find jobs in the EU because experience doesn't matter, it's all about good grades in school decades ago. Companies hesitate to hire people at all because of the f..... socialist laws here. Nvm, just wanted to let you know my opinion :P

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Post by Stead » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:49 pm

i just wrote a long rant about the uk, jobs, taxes and what not but thought best not, anyone know of a forum dedicated to complaining? :D

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Post by uniQ » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:30 am

Post a link to it in here with like a 1 000 disclaimers.

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Post by cyborg » Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:32 am

as long as i see, there is no bad day for anyone.

as the german article says, there will be no software patents for software

but there will be software patents in combination with userend thigns, like calculators, mobile phones, whatever.

maybe it affects xbox.

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