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Software Patents Letters

By: Bruce Badger

This is not so much an article as an email exchange which was reproduced on my blog.

The exchange was started with a letter from me to one of my MEPs, Chris Huhne. I got a response from Sharon Bowles (who was an advisor to Mr. Huhne at the time and as of May 2005 became an MEP herself), and the following exchange is between Sharon and myself. I never did get a response on this matter directly from Mr. Huhne.

Here are the links to the email messages in the blog in the order they happened (which is not the order they were posted to the blog).

After the discussion I had a much better understanding of the situation surrounding the EC directive which includes software idea patents. I won't try to summarise Sharon's position (which I must assume is also Chris Huhne's position), you can read her own words above.

For myself, I ended by asking that Mr. Huhne as my MEP:


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