[Scottish] [Fwd] Backgrounder for Court of First Instance decision Monday

Dan Shearer dan at shearer.org
Mon Sep 17 09:19:54 BST 2007

On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 05:35:13PM +0930, Dan Shearer wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 08:19:15AM +0930, Dan Shearer wrote:
> > For those that care about such things, an important case is happening
> > soon that will be looking at how much access Microsoft is giving to
> > people wanting to interoperate with them (as little as possible) and
> > whether software patents are making this better or worse, and more. All
> > the fun of the fair.
> <http://curia.europa.eu/en/actu/communiques/cp07/aff/cp070063en.pdf>.
> The opinion itself is not up yet.

Now it is:

In short, this is a big victory. The next step is to make sure there is
a specific determination that FOSS has as much right as anyone else to
access the protocols in question.

Dan Shearer
dan at shearer.org

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