Ending Software Patents in Australia – Ben Sturmfels

Can a bunch of free software folks abolish software patents?

In June 2010, Irish free software advocate Ciaran O’Riordan wrote an article rightfully berating Australia for missing the 2009 government consultation on patents. Bouyed by New Zealand’s recent progress, we decided it was time to get started. A few weeks, a Slashdotting and over 1000 supporters later, we were excited to see that we weren’t the only ones worried about this issue.

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